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Le Petit Lion du Marquis de Las Cases 2016

Bordeaux - Saint-Julien - 2nd wine - Château Léoville Las Cases
$114.39

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Stored in air-conditioned cellar
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Grape varieties
Merlot 57%
Cabernet Sauvignon 40%
Cabernet Franc 3%
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 Le Petit Lion du Marquis de Las Cases 2016.

Wine Enthusiast
93/100
Jancis Robinson
16.5/20
Jean-Marc Quarin
93/100
Falstaff
93/100
Cellar Tracker
92/100

Description Le Petit Lion du Marquis de Las Cases 2016.

With its brilliant garnet-red color, this wine has a delicious nose of strawberry, raspberry and a hint of spice with white pepper and clove. The latter add freshness. The palate is greedy and refined. The attack is powerful, then evolves into a full, fleshy body. The tannins are still quite firm but nicely chiselled. They will need several years of cellaring to become more supple. Aromas are of fresh fruit and well-integrated oak. The finish has a powerful aroma that lasts for long Secondes.

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