1989 Chateau Leoville Las Cases St Julien

$330.00
WS96

For many Bordeaux lovers, Leoville-les-Cases defines “Super-Second,” and in many years is the peer of Bordeaux’s First Growths. It’s known for having a massively tannic, structured, long-lived profile—precisely the kind of wine that can age 30 years effortlessly and still show like a dream. So you can imagine how excited we knew you would be to get priority access to perfectly cellared, recently topped and re-corked 1989 Château Leoville-las-Cases St. Julien, direct from the Château itself. We pounced, and so should you. This wine will be fresher and more full of life than almost any 1989 wine you can find!

“Very ripe, with raisin and dried fruits on the nose…Full-bodied, delivering firm tannins and a very fresh palate. Long and flavorful, offering currant, berries and all sorts of dark fruits, but turns lightly earthy and floral. This is a thoroughly complex wine. Just starting to really open into the mature 20-year-old wine it is, but such a great life ahead of it. Muscular.” – Wine Spectator, 2009

This is a perfect wine to enjoy at an elegant dinner party this spring or even an epic, wee-hours barbecue this summer. Perhaps Magnums will be required! Let’s order ‘em up.

PRE-ARRIVAL; DUE APRIL 2019.

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Vintage:
1989
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
St. Julien
SKU #:
1WLLC89IR3
WS96

Wine Spectator

Very ripe, with raisin and dried fruits on the nose. You can smell the sun-dried grapes. Full-bodied, delivering firm tannins and a very fresh palate. Long and flavorful, offering currant, berries and all sorts of dark fruits, but turns lightly earthy and floral. This is a thoroughly complex wine. Just starting to really open into the mature 20-year-old wine it is, but such a great life ahead of it. Muscular.