Ch. Léoville Las Cases (0.75 L)
NM: Tasted ex-Chateau and single blind in Southwold. We opened both bottles of the Chateau L¿ªoville Las-Cases 2008, the first inexplicably missing a little substance but the second much more deserving. This has a very classic, austere bouquet with blackberry, cedar, sous-bois and tobacco. It has fine definition and comes across quite Graves-like in style. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins, slightly dusty black fruit but with fine delineation towards the long, graphite finish. Tasted January 2012.
WA / RP: 93