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

Château Léoville Las Cases, 2ème Cru Classé, St Julien, 2006


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2006

12x75cl

DP

£1,898.46



Château Léoville Las Cases, 2ème Cru Classé, St Julien, 2006

2006

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Château Léoville Las Cases, 2ème Cru Classé, St Julien, 2006

Vibrant ruby core, almost opaque; a deep, brooding nose of blueberry and blackcurrant laced with an intense and complex blend of smokey cigar, vanilla, marzipan and dark fruits; supreme poise and aristocratic opulence, tannins like satin and hints of cedarwood. This is a stunning Lascases, and certainly one of the top wines of the vintage. A blend of 85% cabernet sauvignon, 14.5% merlot and 0.5% cabernet franc, with 65% new oak.

Maturity:
Keep/Drink
ABV:
13.5%
94/100
Stephen Tanzer, Vinous

Bright, full ruby. Brooding aromas of cassis, black cherry, minerals, bitter chocolate, shoe polish and violet; more Pauillac than Saint-Julien on the nose. Then rich, lush and powerful, with impressive fullness and volume. As full and sweet as this is, there's no impression of excess weight and the back end shows a distinctly austere quality, even if the serious tannins are nicely buffered by the wine's rich middle. Really stains the palate with flavor on the aftertaste. Wonderfully ripe cabernet sauvignon here; in fact, most of the cab franc in 2006 was declassified into the Clos du Marquis.
Date Reviewed:
05/2009

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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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