Bordeaux 2017 - Leoville Las Cases

Bordeaux 2017 - Leoville Las Cases
It’s time to get contentious and wear our hearts on our sleeves... You can forget analysis and talk of points or comparisons with other vintages, this mailer is emotive and may be a touch controversial. We adore Leoville Las Cases. Hubert Delon’s flagship chateau is the epitome of great Left Bank Bordeaux. In our opinion this vineyard at the northern tip of St Julien is unsurpassed. It neighbours a notable First Growth, but hand on hearts, we prefer Las Cases. It is such an exquisite expression of this extraordinary terroir – the wines are a purists’ delight; they feel for want of a better word, ‘proper’. They have grace and charm and will age effortlessly. The 2017 is yet another outstanding effort that is clearly of First Growth quality at less than half the price. Discerning drinkers and collectors should take note…

“The 2017 Léoville Las Cases is remarkably elegant and polished for this typically brutish Saint-Julien. Persistence more than power is the key element that distinguishes the 2017 from most other vintages and most other Saint-Juliens as well. The classic Las Cases flavor profile is very much in evidence, but in a wine that is silky, nuanced and exceptionally polished. In 2017, Las Cases is truly magical, and one of the most complete wines of the Left Bank. In a word: sublime. Don't miss it. Tasted two times. 94-97/100” - Antonio Galloni, vinous.com

“The 2017 Léoville Las Cases, a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon with 11% Cabernet Franc and 10% Merlot from 50- to 90-year-old vines, is deep garnet-purple in color and simply sings of crushed blackcurrants, wild blueberries and plum preserves with notions of wood smoke, cigar boxes, crushed rocks and beef drippings. Medium-bodied with wonderful intensity and vivacity, it gives a firm, fine-grained frame and a densely packed mid-palate, finishing long and earthy. This should age incredibly! 96-98/100” - Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate