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Château Léoville Las Cases




St Julien

Grape Variety:

Cab Sauvignon Merlot

Château Léoville Las Cases, 2ème Cru Classé, St Julien, 2011

6x75cl £625.00

1 case Equiv. £104.17 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

The grand vin originates from a single plot to the east of the D2 just south of Chateau Latour. The topography of this terroir is completely different to the plots used for Clos du Marquis and the estate go to some lengths to refer to Clos du Marquis as a separate wine, not a second wine, and with the introduction of the Petit Lion de Leoville Las Cases, the message is beginning to get through... Produced from 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc, this is at first as one would expect from a barrel sample from this estate: impenetrable, big, tight knit and brooding. After aeration the deeply mineral bouquet unravels notes of cassis, graphite and brambly fruit. On the palate there is plenty of glycerol, lots of red berry fruits, huge levels of dry extract; a deep, concentrated wine with more sweet fruit and more accessible and friendly than one would normally expect from this noble terroir. Tannins have been expertly managed - they are large scale, but fine and speak of a wine that will age for decades to come. Outstanding.

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