Château Leoville Las Cases 2014 2eme Cru St Julien

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Quite superb, this is undoubtedly one of the wines of the vintage that will rival the likes of the great 1996. A first Growth in all but name, this Chateau is widely regarded as being one of the 'Super, Super' second growths, which produces wine worthy of the top classification.
Type:
Vintage:
2014
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
Genre:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
13%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Saint Julien
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink from 2028 through to 2045
Closure Type:
Cork
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£165.00
 

Château Léoville Las Cases

One of the oldest Medoc estates, Domaine de Léoville belonged to some of the wealthiest and most influential noble French families before it was acquired by the Las Cases family. The estate was split up between 1826 and 1840 as a result of the French Revolution. (Expropriation of emigrants’ property and constitution of egalitarian redistribution). Château Léoville Las Cases was created, thanks to a kind of birth right, from 3/5 of the original estate and the heart of the domain. The Grand Vin’s current terroir has therefore been at the historic heart of the original terroir since the 17th century. Pierre Jean, Adolphe and Gabriel de Las Cases were successive heirs to the property until 1900, when Théophile Skawinski purchased a share in the estate and became its manager. Léoville Las Cases has now been managed by the same family since the late 19th century and is today represented by Jean-Hubert Delon, sole owner of the Château and proprietor of Château Potensac in the Medoc and Château Nénin in Pomerol.

Tasting Notes

This is a beautifully crafted Claret. Intense and powerful, yet also elegant. Liquorice and cassis fruit are well supported by finely woven and tightly knit tannins, the result of a perfect Cabernet Sauvignon crop.

Food Matches

Try with the best beef, lamb or pork dish you can muster.

Press Comments

I love the elegance here – this is an outstanding wine from Jean-Hubert Delon and his team and dare I say, equal to some of the First Growths. Neal Martin - Wine Advocate - eRobertParker.com #218 Apr 2015