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

Château Léoville Las Cases, 2ème Cru Classé, St Julien, 2001


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2001
12x75cl
DP
£2,438.46


Château Léoville Las Cases, 2ème Cru Classé, St Julien, 2001

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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Drink

ABV:
13 %

Notes

Great depth of colour with an intense blue/black core. Due to the hard work of Delon and his team in the vineyard, they have achieved record ripeness with their Cabernet Sauvignon giving an explosive palate of silky and ripe cassis fruit. Very long fine tannins and impressive purity and balance.

Critics score


Score:
94

100

Source:
Neal Martin, Vinous

Date:
09/2021

Notes
The 2001 Léoville Las Cases is a vintage I’ve encountered many times. Now at two decades old, it has a generous nose with those black plums still in situ, along with graphite and cedar; this bottle is a little more backward, probably due to the provenance. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit, white pepper and sage and fine grip. Though it’s not as precise or chiseled as recent vintages, there is admirable complexity on the lightly peppered, tobacco- and rooibos-tinged finish. Excellent.

specifications

country:
France

region:
Bordeaux

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Château Léoville Las Cases

Château Léoville Las Cases

Following the death of the Marquis de Las Cases, the vast Leoville estate was split into three. The Marquis’ son Jean-Pierre took the third that is now Leoville Las Cases, the Marquis’ daughter, Jeanne’s share became what we know as Leoville Poyferre following her marriage to the Baron de Poyferre and the final third was auctioned off and purchased by Hugh Barton.

The great clos of Leoville Las Cases with its grand gates and stone lion is one of the most iconic images of the Medoc. This vast vineyard occupies the most favourable site in the northernmost corner of St Julien. The vineyard is separated from the Grand L'Enclos of Latour by a little ditch. If the 1855 Classification were to be rewritten today, Leoville Las Cases would certainly be a prime candidate for promotion.

Jean-Hubert Delon manages the estate producing wines of great stature and nobility. When Las Cases is on song, it is hard to find anything as enthralling; it is one of the great Cabernet based wines of the world. They have recently introduced a very impressive second wine, Le Petit Lion du Marquis de Las Cases. Clos de Marquis hails from plots to the west of the D2 which weren't part of the original Leoville estate. These vineyards are surrounded by three notable second growths: Leoville Poyferre, Leoville Barton and Pichon Lalande.

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