Château Léoville Las Cases, Saint-Julien 1979

Leoville Cases 1979

Thirty-five years on tasting.

Glimmers as if internally-lit: incandescent garnet, mahogany to the rim.  His aesthetic is immaculate: shoes polished, tailored lines with impeccable cut, nary a hair out of place.  Fastidious composure allied to galvanic energy for a wine of his age: ravishing and sappy fruit, brick-y with a mature sweetness, mulberries and grosielle from the forest’s floor.  The finish is a thrall of intricacy, meticulous, seismic, urgent.  A pillar of terroir, this refined Saint-Julien.  Now well into full-maturity so think about drinking soon.  Will keep beautifully.

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