Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Mysteries and limestone

Château Léoville-Las Cases released to BWI today, for £895 a case. Given today's exchange rate, that's about $133 a bottle. Fair. I won't post the whole tasting note, but Parker feels that,

Despite the massive density, concentration, and length, the wine is extremely precise, nuanced, and impeccably pure. This phenomenal effort should be more drinkable in its youth than many other vintages of Las Cases because of the ripe tannins and sweet fru it density. It will need 5-10 years of cellaring, and should last for 40+ years. 95-97+pt.

This might be interesting. I will be watching for LCBO prices very carefully when our release comes.

Drinking a claret, coincidentally. A 2004 Montagne St-Émilion. Beautiful structure, fine tannins, spicy. Will need some air to develop a bit, but it's showing well.

Good Bordeaux, at whatever the price, justifies the hype.

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