1975 Château Léoville Las Cases St. Julien Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note

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While this was better than my previous encounter, (provenance matters) the wine is on the strict, firm, old-school, peppery, herb, and leafy, crisp, red currant side of the style range. You need to be a fan of this style to appreciate it, as there is a distinctive firmness and green edge to the bright, red fruit and cigar note in the finish. Drink from 2023-2030.

While this was better than my previous encounter, (provenance matters) the wine is on the strict, firm, old-school, peppery, herb, and leafy, crisp, red currant side of the style range. You need to be a fan of this style to appreciate it, as there is a distinctive firmness and green edge to the bright, red fruit and cigar note in the finish. Drink from 2023-2030.

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This reminded me why I do not own much 75 Bordeaux. Charmless, austere and lean

This reminded me why I do not own much 75 Bordeaux. Charmless, austere and lean

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When to Drink Chateau Leoville Las Cases, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Leoville Las Cases is not a wine to drink on the young side. The wine is usually far too tannic, powerful, and reserved during its youth. Young vintages can be decanted for an average of 3-6 hours, give or take.

This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Chateau Leoville Las Cases is usually better with at least 15 years of bottle age. Of course, that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. Chateau Latour offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 20-50 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau Leoville Las Cases with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Leoville Las Cases is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Chateau Leoville Las Cases is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes. Chateau Leoville Las Cases is a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta as well as cheeses.

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