Château Leoville-Las Cases 2003 2ème Cru St-Julien

Often called the first of the Seconds, this ground-breaking estate makes arguably the top second growth wine and in some years can command prices alongside those of the first growths. This estate of some 85 hectares, planted with a high ration of Cabernet Sauvignon and holding some of the oldest vines in the Medoc, makes a richly concentrated and finely balanced wine, capable of long term cellaring. Owned by the delon family who also own the great Château Nenin in Pomerol and the fine Château Potensac in the Medoc.
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot
Sub Region:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink now through to 2022
Closure Type:

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

Deep and dark in colour, generous and rich on the palate with a core of sweetly concentrated black fruit pastille, spice, vanilla and cedar. There is great breeding here, along with a generosity and fullness that is hedonistic and beguiling - this wine draws you in like no other!

Food Matches

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

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