Type: Red Wine
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Code: LEOV415
One of the finest ‘Super Second’ growths of the Medoc, and in many eyes is worthy of First Growth status. Close to the border between St Julien and Pauillac, it is situated just next to Château Latour, and for this reason the wine is as much Pauillac in its expression, as it is of its own appellation, St Julien.
This is an En Primeur wine and special conditions apply.

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,...
The bouquet is quite regal. Serious and smouldering, there is a great concentration of black Cabernet fruit and taut graphite on the bouquet. The palate is complex – cassis, black cherry and liquorice with finely integrated tannins, pencil lead and stony minerality. Pure and precise, this a top wine in 2023.
Enjoy with roast ribs of beef and yorkshire pudding with a horseradish, crème fraiche and mustard sauce.
Harvest dates: 9th - 7th October. Yields of 43hl/ha and aged in 80% new oak barrels for 18 months.

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