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Château Léoville Las Cases 2002

Bordeaux - Saint-Julien - 2ème Grand Cru Classé - Château Léoville Las Cases
$262.09

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Stored in air-conditioned cellar
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Data sheets
Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon 67%
Cabernet Franc 14%
Merlot 14%
Petit Verdot 5%
Château Léoville Las Cases

Château Léoville Las Cases

A great name in Bordeaux vineyards, no longer in need of introduction, rightly dubbed the "Premier des Seconds crus". A very old Médoc property, Domaine was seized during the French Revolution, then divided into three Léoville estates between 1826 and 1840: Barton and Poyferré and Las Cases, the original Domaine of Marquis Pierre-Jean Las Cases.

During the 1855 classification for the Paris Universal Exhibition, Château Léoville Las Cases was crowned Second Grand Cru Classé, and became the property of the Delon family at the end of the century. Today, Jean-Hubert Delon is in charge of its management.

The vineyard of Domaine covers some 60 hectares, 55 of which are fully enclosed within the famous Las Cases enclosure, on a high-quality terroir facing the Gironde estuary. The soils are composed of gravel and the subsoils are gravelly-sandy, containing a proportion of clay. The grape varieties are 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot and 16% Cabernet Franc, with an average age of 30 years. The wines are aged for 18 months in 50% new barrels.

Since 2007, Domaine has produced a Second wine, Petit Lion du Marquis de Las Cases.

The wines of Léoville Las Cases have left their mark on the wine world, asserting themselves as complex, refined and profound, aging with elegance.

Critics Château Léoville Las Cases 2002.

Wine Advocate - Robert Parker
94/100
James Suckling
94/100
Wine Spectator
94/100
Jancis Robinson
16.5/20

Description Château Léoville Las Cases 2002.

Very beautiful nectars were born during the 2002 vintage, which owes its success to the radical change in climatic conditions that proved favorable as the harvest approached. The month of September was indeed superb with beautiful sunny conditions, which allowed the ripening process to be in full swing and to offer berries of great quality.

Blend of the 2002 vintage : 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot

The color is an intense red tile with brilliant reflections.

The nose offers intense notes of evolution, cooked fruits, kirsch cherry and black olive, followed by aromas of cigar box, truffle and toasted bread.

The attack is frank and precise, the wine is carried by a beautiful acidity and reveals a powerful and racy body. The melted tannins mingle with notes of prunes and spices, and the whole blossoms with great freshness on a long and peppery finish.

Food and wine pairing:

Château Léoville Las Cases 2002 will be sublimated on a roast beef stuffed with foie gras and trumpets of death, a rack of lamb confit, a filet-mignon en croûte de Betty Bessi or a minced venison with truffles.

For an agreement with cheeses, privilege those with uncooked pressed paste: Cantal, Edam, aged mimolette, morbier with truffle or Saint-Nectaire.

For desserts, try it with Pierre Hermé's Carrément Chocolat, a black forest or a three chocolate entremet.

Ageing potential and tasting:

Château Léoville Las Cases 2002 can be cellared for another 8 to 10 years, and will reach its peak between 2027 and 2030.

It is however ready to drink today. To do so, take care to place and open the bottle in the serving room at room temperature the night before. If this is not possible, open the bottle 6 to 7 hours before tasting, and decant after 1 hour of opening.

The bottles will be kept in the cellar protected from the light, lying down, at an optimal hygrometric degree of 70%.

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