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This is a prodigious effort. A blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance Merlot and Cabernet Franc (only 37% of the crop qualified for Las Cases), this dense ruby/purple wine has a stunningly pure bouquet of dark fruit, wet rocks, graphite, and subtle background toast/vanillin. Full-bodied, masculine, and very deep and concentrated, this titanic effort is at least 8-10 years away from its plateau of maturity. The Delon family have produced another legend. Anticipated maturity: 2023-2050+.
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #219, Jun 2015)
The 2005 Léoville–Las Cases is a wine that needs more time. The nose remains broody compared to the 2007, but is an absolute joy, featuring brambly red fruit, tobacco, smoke, morels and light estuarine scents. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins that have become more supple over the last couple of years. There is wonderful depth and gentle grip, superb balance and a sense of symmetry on the finish that is quite brilliant. I suspect this will turn out to be one of the château’s greatest achievements of recent years.
Dark, narrow rimmed red; sweetly ripe cassis fruit to smell; rich, concentrated, vital, tannic long term balance; plenty of matter here, and a lively definition of acidity; dense and flavoury to taste, long and complex, and with great, vivid fruit persistence, all within a currently firm, austere long term tannin. Class and scope, which should mellow, but which will certainly still need plenty of time. 2025-45+
Sleek and racy, with black currant and fig fruit laced liberally with a bright iron streak and singed alder notes. This is very tightly coiled, as the fruit seems to be preserved for now, while the cold fireplace character holds sway. A superb energy in reserve gives this more than enough time to wait. Could outlast them all in this vintage.—Blind '01/'03/'05 Bordeaux retrospective (December 2017). JM
A stunningly complex and complete nose of flowers, dark fruits, and minerals. Very perfumed and subtle at the same time. The palate is full, yet tight and powerful with perfect tannins and a long, long finish. The quality of the tannins is phenomenal, please leave this alone for ten years. Pull the cork in 2020.
Quality 982 | Brand 994 | Economics 939 |
buzz brand, investment staple
Quality: Predicted life of 25 years, one of the longest drinking windows in its peer group for the 2005 vintage, which averages 15 years Brand: Strong restaurant presence, featuring on 42 of the world's top wine lists, including Tim Raue Economics: Above its peer group average price of £56 for the 2005 vintage Production: Lower production than its peer group average of 186,000 bottles
- www.wine-lister.com June 2017