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Leoville Las Cases

The history of Leoville Las Cases can be traced back to the 17th century. A neighbor to Château Latour, this Saint-Julien estate is a second growth producer releasing around 180,000 bottles of its Grand Vin, and 250,000 bottles of its second label Clos du Marquis. It is one of three parts to Leoville, the others being Barton and Poyferre. The most impressive of the three vineyards, will stop a taster in its tracks.

Leoville Las Cases made history by being the first Bordelais Château to introduce a second label, and again when it took 6th place in the Judgement of Paris in 1976. Many regard Leoville Las Cases as a “super second”, meaning that the wines stand up to its neighboring first growths. The estate consistently produces beautiful wines.

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2005
8 In Stock
750ml
JS99
WS98
W&S98
V97
WA97
WE97
D97
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Tasting Notes

WS98
Sleek and racy, with black currant and fig fruit laced liberally with a bright iron streak and singed alder notes. This is very tightly coiled, as the fruit seems to be preserved for now, while the cold fireplace character holds sway. A superb energy in reserve gives this more than enough time to wait. Could outlast them all in this vintage.—Blind `01/`03/`05 Bordeaux retrospective (December 2017). Best from 2025 through 2050. 15,000 cases made.
WA97
This is a prodigious effort. A blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance Merlot and Cabernet Franc (only 37% of the crop qualified for Las Cases), this dense ruby/purple wine has a stunningly pure bouquet of dark fruit, wet rocks, graphite, and subtle background toast/vanillin. Full-bodied, masculine, and very deep and concentrated, this titanic effort is at least 8-10 years away from its plateau of maturity. The Delon family have produced another legend. Anticipated maturity: 2023-2050+.

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