Chateau Leoville Las Cases Pauillac 2nd Grand Cru Classe 2016
The 2016 Chateau Leoville Las Cases from Pauillac is a 2nd Grand Cru Classe Bordeaux blend consisting of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, and 11% Cabernet Franc. It has a deep ruby-purple color and a bouquet of cassis, black cherries, cedar, and tobacco. On the palate, it is full-bodied, with rich and dense fruit flavors, firm tannins, and a long finish.
Dominated by the great Cabernet Sauvignon vines of the clos of Léoville las Cases, this wine is superbly rich and smoky while being stylish. Its power comes from the complexity, ripe fruits and dense tannins.This wine has enormous potential. Drink from 2025. Roger Voss
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) -
One of the high points of this great vintage, the 2016 Léoville Las Cases is a brilliant wine that unwinds in the glass with aromas of dark berries, pencil shavings, cigar wrapper, loamy soil and violets. Medium to full-bodied, deep and layered, it's concentrated and complete, with beautifully refined tannins, vibrant acids and a long, mineral finish. Even in this series of great wines, it stands out for its cool classicism and unerring precision. Still an infant, while the 2016 is sufficiently polished to be far from forbidding, the real fireworks won't begin for another decade. - Reviewed by William Kelley