FINE+RARE have secured the last 30 cases direct from the négociant of 1997 Léoville Las-Cases. Described by Robert Parker as "a star of the vintage", this wine was Wine Advocate's joint fourth top-scoring red Bordeaux from 1997, just one point behind L'Eglise-Clinet, Pétrus and Ausone, on a level with Mouton-Rothschild and Château Margaux, and ahead of its neighbour Latour.
Parker, who has described Léoville Las-Cases as "a wine meant for very long-term cellaring", said that this "compelling St Julien... should turn out to be one of the most concentrated and longest-lived wines of the vintage."
It also impressed James Suckling, who described it as "clearly outstanding" and Stephen Tanzer, who called it a "lovely wine". Furthermore, it has received an average score of 91.7 points from 113 community tasting notes on Cellar Tracker between 2002 and 2016.
Having remained undisturbed with the négociant since being bottled, the provenance of this mature St Julien is impeccable.
WHAT ARE 'IMMEDIATE' WINES?
These are immediately available wines are held in our temperature-controlled cellars at London City Bond. These listings are predominantly comprised from private collectors who sell through our marketplace. All immediately available stock is ready for delivery once payment has been settled. We offer next day delivery to all London addresses, so long as payment has been settled by midday. For other UK addresses delivery is typically within one week. Please email our Customer Services Team, who will provide an accurate date and time for delivery.
All of the wines have been rigorously checked by our warehouse staff and condition reports, including photographs, are available on request.
Please note, if your order contains 'immediate' and 'marketplace' wines, these will be delivered together.
WHAT ARE 'MARKETPLACE' WINES?
The majority of the wines we list are sourced from the market. This includes direct from growers, exclusive distributors and agents and European Trade stockholders.
The typical lead time for consolidation, shipping and arrival into our cellars from confirmed order is approximately 6 to 8 weeks.