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1998 Chateau Leoville Las Cases Clos du Marquis Saint-Julien
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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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1998 Chateau Leoville Las Cases Clos du Marquis Saint-Julien

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

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89(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2001

Ruby-red. Cool aromas of black cherry, tobacco, currant leaf, minerals and toasty oak. Intensely flavored and sinewy, with less fat than the '99 but plenty of personality. Finishes with firm, nicely buffered tannins and very good persistence. A rather elegant, Pauillac-styled Clos du Marquis.

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11/17/2004
by gambetti
This wine is delicious, and as another reviewer noted, seems unlikely to be particularly long-lived. But it's great now and should provide a lot of pleasure for some time to come. I also wish I had bought more...
drinking beautifully now April 2002
04/13/2002
by ntesta99
I have a glass in hand as I write this and will say this wine has changed considerably since thlast year around this time when I first tasted it. Currently drinking beautifully. Firm, round, flavorful. Not a tannic bite whatsoever, which was the case a year ago. Doesn't appear to have the structure to keep beyond a few years, however,and I would like to hear others reviews regarding this because I am considering buying a few more bottles for the drinking ove the near term. Nat

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