11-04-2009 11-05-2009
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2479 Boston
November 4, 2009 06:00 PMCalender

Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2000

Auction: Fine Wines - 2479 Location: Boston Date / Time: November 04, 2009 6:00PM


Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2000
St. Julien, 2eme Cru Classe
"This wine has put on weight and, as impressive as it was from cask, it is even more brilliant from bottle. Only 35% of the crop made it into the 2000 Leoville Las Cases, a blend of 76.8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.4% Merlot, and 8.8% Cabernet Franc. The wine is truly profound, with an opaque purple color and a tight but promising nose of vanilla, sweet cherry liqueur, black currants, and licorice in a dense, full-bodied, almost painfully rich, intense style with no hard edges. This seamless classic builds in the mouth, with a finish that lasts over 60 seconds. Still primary, yet extraordinarily pure, this compelling wine, which continues to build flavor intensity and exhibit additional layers of texture, is a tour de force in winemaking and certainly one of the great Leoville Las Cases. In another sense, it symbolizes / pays homage to proprietor Michel Delon, who passed away in 2000. Michel has been succeeded by his son, Jean-Hubert, another perfectionist. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2040." R. Parker, 99 pts. 04/03
10 bottles
Estimate $2,000-3,000


Chateau Leoville Las Cases, Michel Delon, proprietor, Jean-Hubert