Once part of the Leoville estates (including Leoville Poyferre and Leoville Barton), Château Leoville Las cases is the most prestigious of the three.
Intense aromas of ripe black currant with notes of licorice and leather. Full bodied and rich with great concentration of fruits and good acidity. Great length.
... the impression is one of a structured wine with considerable density, a ruby/purple color, layers of flavor, and a classic overall personality. The wine exhibits pure black currant, licorice-infused fruit, huge body, a viscous mid-palate, and a long, heady finish. I suspect this wine won’t be nearly as charming as the 2003 in its youth, but it hasn’t yet closed down, and I am amazed at just how rich, intense, and full-bodied it tastes even after bottling. This is certainly one of the half dozen or so candidates for wine of the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2030+- 93 pts Robert Parker, Wine Advocate