Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de Las Cases Saint-Julien 1996
A profound Leoville Las Cases, it is one of the great modern day wines of Bordeaux. This wine's hallmark remains a sur-maturite (over-ripeness) of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. Yet the wine has retained its intrinsic classicism, symmetry, and profound potential for complexity and elegance. It is powerful and rich on the attack, with beautifully integrated tannin, massive concentration. As this wine sits in the glass it grows in stature and richness… a remarkable, seamless, the quintessential St.-Julien.
~98 pts Robert Parker