The history of Médoc with Léoville Las Cases & a special catalogue

Sme Léoville Las Cases on sale at iDealwine

This auction dives into the history of the Médoc, especially with the beautiful lots ranging from 1928 to 1993from Léoville Las Cases, one of the oldest domains in the region. The special catalogue as well as the rest of the auction contains some surprises.

Five Léoville Las Cases that depict the history of Médoc:

  • 1928: This Léoville Las Cases shines throughout Bordeaux. It’s both elegant and rich despite being from an extremely hot and sunny vintage.
  • 1945: A legendary vintage that was made in small quantities due to a catastrophic spring frost. This incredibly rich wine has lasted much longer than usual.
  • 1982: Of exceptional quality, this vintage is made from raisons that possessed an extraordinary ripeness. With notes of red fruits, leather, cedar, mint and spices, this purple-hued wine was rated 18/20 by Jancis Robinson.
  • 1986: In 1986, the Cabernets Sauvignons (which makes up 66% of the blend) reached exceptional ripeness. This is what Robert Parker from Wine Advocate had to say about giving the wine 100/100: The late Michel Delon always thought that this was the greatest vintage he had produced. We often tasted it side by side with the 1982, because I always preferred the latter vintage. Of course, the two vintages are quite different in style, with the 1986 a monument to classicism, with great tannin, extraordinary delineation, and a huge, full-bodied nose of sweet, ripe cassis fruit intermixed with vanilla, melon, fruitcake, and a multitude of spices. The wine has always been phenomenally concentrated, yet wonderfully fresh and vigorous.
  • 1990: Jancis Robinson awarded this wine 19/20 and called it “monumental” and La Revue du vin de France which also gave it 19/20 described it as “legendary”. This deep, intense wine with its lovely long finish comes from the hottest year of the century after 1947 and the sunniest one since 1949.

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