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Château Léoville Las Cases 2005

Château Léoville Las Cases 2005
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2005 Saint-Julien from Bordeaux

Chateau Leoville Las Cases is one of the oldest vineyards in the Medoc region. The 55 ha (135.9 acres) terroir is boarded with a stone wall. The 2005 Chateau Leoville Las Cases is 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, and 5% Cabernet Franc.

The exceptional red wine from Saint-Julien appellation displays a violet-tinted, dense ruby hue. The bouquet impresses with pure black fruit notes, wet rocks, graphite, as wells as subtle toasted hints, and vanilla. This full-bodied and very deep vintage from Bordeaux is in line with legendary releases from Chateau Leoville Las Cases. Will peak between 2023 and 2050.

Parker : 97+ / 100
J. Robinson : 18++ / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
This is a prodigious effort. A blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance Merlot and Cabernet Franc (only 37% of the crop qualified for Las Cases), this dense ruby/purple wine has a stunningly pure bouquet of dark fruit, wet rocks, graphite, and subtle background toast/vanillin. Full-bodied, masculine, and very deep and concentrated, this titanic effort is at least 8-10 years away from its plateau of maturity. The Delon family have produced another legend. Anticipated maturity: 2023-2050+.
BordeauxSaint-Julien
Alcohol
13

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

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Sustainable

J. Robinson
18++

J. Suckling
99

R. Gabriel
19

Revue du Vin de France
19

Vinous - A. Galloni
98

Wine Spectator
98

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Medoc

Area
Bordeaux

Appellation
Saint-Julien

Color
Red

Producer
Château Léoville Las Cases

Parker
97+

Allergens
Contains sulphites

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