Clos du Marquis, St Julien
Château Léoville Las Cases

Clos du Marquis, St Julien, 2006


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Clos du Marquis, St Julien, 2006

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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep

ABV:
13.4 %

Notes

67% Cabernet Sauvignon, with 19% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Franc from yields of 30 hl/ha. This has a higher IPT than 2019 and 2020. Dark and very mineral but with a fresh line of acidity. This feels like a serious wine with a deep core of gravelly cassis. Quite serious, upright, aloof, and sinewy, but finishes with a lovely clear, bright cherry fruit, ripe tannins and a nice sapidity.

Critics score


Score:
89

100

Source:
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent

Date:
05/2022

Notes
The 2021 Clos du Marquis is a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, and 14% Cabernet Franc, harvested from 24 September to 9 October, and to be aged in oak barrels, 50% of them new. Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, it bursts onto the scene with notes of cassis, ripe plums, and boysenberries, plus hints of Sichuan pepper and pencil lead. Medium-bodied, the palate is refreshing with grainy tannins texturing the youthful black and red fruits, finishing long and pure. pH 3.69. IPT 86.

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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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