|Pack Size||Source||Qty||You Sell||You Buy||Qty||Action|
|12 x 0.75L||BI Stock IB||2 cs||£1,940.00||£2,150.00||1 cs|
|6 x 0.75L||BI Stock IB||4 cs||£970.00|
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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 Château Léoville Las-Cases 2005 has a surprisingly backward bouquet that has clearly decided to let Poyferré have all the fun at the moment. This is very well defined but extremely tight, reluctantly offering blackberry, wet tobacco and iris scents to eke from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins and acidity. It is not as deep or as concentrated as I was anticipating, brutally shy in the glass with a linear finish that says: “Come back another day.” Say in 2025.
– eRobertParker.com, Feb 2015
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+
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