Chateau Leoville Las Cases is one of the largest and oldest classified growths in the Medoc region of France.
Winemaker Notes... The fruit is harvested by hand. The fermentation vessels include a fascinating mix of wooden, cement and stainless steel vats. When finished the wine is pumped to the barrel cellar. Here it is transferred into oak barrique, between 50% and 100% new for the grand vin, Chateau Léoville-Las-Cases.
Blend: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc
100 Points Wine Spectator... This is breathtaking. Black in colour, with incredible aromas of crushed blackberry, mineral, liquorice and lead pencil. Full-bodied, with a mind-blowing texture of seamless tannins that coat every millimeter of the palate. Goes on and on, with lquorice, currant and flowers. Time will tell if it's better than the 2000.
99 Points James Suckling... A stunningly complex and complete nose of flowers, dark fruits, and minerals. Very perfumed and subtle at the same time. The palate is full, yet tight and powerful with perfect tannins and a long, long finish. The quality of the tannins is phenomenal, please leave this alone for ten years. Pull the cork in 2020 or later.