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1996 Chateau Leoville Las Cases Saint-Julien (half bottle)
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About Chateau Leoville Las Cases

At Chateau Leoville Las Cases, Manager Jean Hubert Delon's reputation--or better yet, notoriety--precedes him. A formidable man who governs the vines with an iron fist, Delon has struck fear into the heart of many an unassuming wine critic. His intensity has also driven the wines here to the doorstep of the First Growths, a prime reason why Las Cases is the foremost "Super Second."

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1996 Chateau Leoville Las Cases Saint-Julien (half bottle)

Producer: Chateau Leoville Las Cases
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Bordeaux Blend
Origin: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Saint Julien

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96(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2002

($168-$245) Saturated bright, dark ruby. Perfumed, vibrant, very youthful aromas of cassis, violet and bitter chocolate. Dense and powerful, with great clarity of flavor thanks to a terrific spine of acidity. Almost painfully structured wine but not at all hard. Finishes very long and gripping, with a note of bitter chocolate. Drink 2012 through 2040.

92 Points | Wine Spectator
98 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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