1990 Leoville - Wine Advocate #101 - Oct 1995: I am now convinced that the 1990 Leoville-Las Cases is superior to the 1989. It has put on more weight and is developing the thick opulence possessed by the 1982. The wine is full-bodied, with a fabulous, cedary, black currant and vanilla-scented nose, and sweet, expansive flavors. With sensational purity and delineation, the 1990 gets my nod as one of the three greatest Leoville-Las Cases made in the post-World War II era. Although it surpasses the 1989, it is not yet at the level of the 1986 or 1982. It should prove to be timeless in its evolution and development. Lovers of young, rich, exuberant, pure wines can drink it now, but it will not hit its plateau of maturity for another decade.
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