2006 Léoville-Las Cases, St-Julien (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)
95 points Wine Spectator: "Offers a pure nose of crushed raspberry and violet, with aniseed. Full-bodied, with beautiful, well-integrated tannins and a long, polished texture to the finish. Very beautiful. Harmonious and structured. Best after 2015." (03/09) 93-95 points Robert Parker: "...only 40% of the production made it into the final blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.5% Merlot, and a dollop of Cabernet Franc. This backward, deep ruby/purple-hued effort exhibits sweet, pure black cherry, raspberry, and cassis characteristics, soft, ripe tannin, and medium body. It reveals a strong similarity to its next door neighbor, Chateau Latour. The 2006 Las Cases will require 5-8 years of bottle age, and should drink well for 25-30 years." (04/07) K&L's notes - 85% cabernet sauvignon, 14.5% merlot, .5% cabernet franc. 13.29 degrees natural alcohol and only 41 htl/htr produced. Black color Nose a bit reserved but seems to be intense. Extremely spicy wine with tons of mineral and some cinnamon. Fabulous feel on the palate. Serious wine and close to their monumental 2005. **+ Ralph Sands: Always a bright and powerful package of intense red/black fruit, tight but sweet in the middle-long ager. Alex Brisoux: Cinnamon spice, nutmeg, very serious, lush, very charming wine. Please note - 2006 Bordeaux futures are not in stock, but will arrive between Jan 2009 and July 2009. We will contact you for shipping instructions.