Monday, November 20, 2006

Clos du marquis; 2nd wine of LLC

Had a nice Sunday lunch yesterday; roast beef, Yorkshire pudding & all the trimmings etc. with it I opened a bottle of this 2nd wine of the famous Leoville las Case (LLC) estate. The vintage was 1996, by all accounts a good one for this region of Bordeaux (St. Julien).

I thought the wine was very fine, dark ruby colour, plums, oak, ink and vanilla on the nose, very clean, well balanced with an appropriate finish, to score it I'd say 91-92/100 (using a Parker 50 point scale). I am a big fan of LLC wines, and tried the 96 CDM a couple of years ago; it has certainly improved and I feel has many more years of improvement ahead of it, fortunately I have a case (well 11 bottles now), so I'll be interested to re-visit this one in a year or two (if I can resist that long!).