82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc
This top second growth neighbours Chateau Latour on the border of St Julien and Pauillac, and is regularly one of the top non-Firsts Growths with a serious claim for promotion. 95-98 from Robert Parker "Given how long vintages such as 1982, 1986, and I suspect, 2000 are taking to reach maturity, prospective purchasers of this wine should easily invest in a decade of cellaring, although I suspect it will be closer to 15 or more years before it reveals secondary nuances. A good 40- to 50-year wine, it is a dense purple, full-bodied style of Las Cases, with classic sweet kirsch, graphite and black currant fruit as well as hints of new saddle leather and subtle oak. Backward, layered and multi-dimensional, the wine is stunningly rich, but brooding. Forget it at least until 2020 or later".