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Château Léoville Las Cases 2001

Bordeaux - Saint-Julien - Red - 13°
Château Léoville Las Cases 2001
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£250 Incl. VAT & DP1 Bottle (75cl)
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Parker : 94 / 100
J. Robinson : 15 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Jean-Hubert Delon thinks the 2001 Leoville Las Cases could turn out to be as good as his 2000. I'm not sure I agree, but it may come close. A blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19.5% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc, the 2001 (which represents only 40% of the production) reveals notes of sweet vanillin intermixed with pure cassis, black cherries, and lead pencil shavings. Elegant and medium-bodied, it possesses a saturated purple color, high tannin, and a structured, backward feel in the mouth. This quintessentially elegant Las Cases needs another 5-7 years to hit its plateau of maturity. It will be one of the Medoc's longest lived wines of the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2030.
BordeauxSaint-Julien
Alcohol
13

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot

Environment
Sustainable viticulture

Bettane & Desseauve
18

Decanter
95

J. Robinson
15

J. Suckling
95

R. Gabriel
19

Vinous - A. Galloni
94

Wine Spectator
94

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Medoc

Area
Bordeaux

Appellation
Saint-Julien

Color
Red

Producer
Château Léoville Las Cases

Is promo
No

Parker
94

Allergens
Contains sulphites

Is promo
No

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