Clos du Marquis 2020, St Julien 12 x 75cl

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Clos de Marquis is produced by Château Leoville Las-Cases, from the said property’s vineyards close to Leoville Poyferré. A wine worthy of Classed Growth status.
This is an En Primeur wine and special conditions apply.
Type:
Vintage:
2020
Size:
12 x 75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc
Genres:
Style:
N/A
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Saint-Julien
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink from 2028 through to 2040
£495.00
 

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 another very impressive, powerful St Julien. A wonderful expression of blackcurrant, plum and liqourice fruits, there is an impressive backbone, the tannins are perfectly poised and there is a touch savoury on the finish. Multi-layered, this is a wine of great finesse.

Vinification

Aged in 40% new oak