As one would expect, this is a powerful, concentrated wine with 13.7% natural alcohol (compared to 2005's 13.2%). The pH is quite normal at 3.56, and its relatively high total acidity gives it a classic, fresh, yet backward style. Given how long vintages such as 1982, 1986, and I suspect, 2000 are taking to reach maturity, prospective purchasers of this wine should easily invest in a decade of cellaring, although I suspect it will be closer to 15 or more years before it reveals secondary nuances. A good 40- to 50-year wine, it is a dense purple, full-bodied style of Las Cases, with classic sweet kirsch, graphite and black currant fruit as well as hints of new saddle leather and subtle oak. Backward, layered and multi-dimensional, the wine is stunningly rich, but brooding. Forget it at least until 2020 or later.
95-98/100 Punkte - Trinkreife: nicht angegeben
82 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 10 % Merlot, 8 % Cabernet Franc, Ertrag: 36 hl/ha. Extrem dunkles Purpur mit lila und violetten Reflexen. Berauschende Frucht, dezent dropsiger Beginn, dann viel schwarze Kirschen und Edelhölzer zeigend. Eine unglaubliche Souplesse bei massiven Tanninen, stoffiger, veloursartiger Gaumenfluss, sehr homogen, erinnert im Stil an den 2006er.
19/20 Punkte - Trinken: 2019–2045
| 2010 Château Leoville-Las-Cases - 2. Cru classé St. Julien 0,75l. 250,00 € |