2006 Saint-Julien from Bordeaux
Chateau Leoville Las Cases superior and unique release is produced from complex terroir located in the Saint-Julien appellation. The 2006 Chateau Leoville Las Cases is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.5% Merlot, and 0.5% Cabernet Franc.
This fruity red from Bordeaux reveals an opaque violet hue and classic scents of sweet raspberry, Kirsch, currant, and subtle hints of wood. The palate is rather full, concentrated, with medium tannins.
Parker : 96 / 100
J. Robinson : 16,5 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London and then blind at Farr Vintners horizontal, the 2006 Château Léoville Las-Cases has a very complex bouquet with heady scents of blackcurrant, kirsch, crushed violets, rock salt and just a hint of cassis. It is backward and can barely contain its energy. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, very symmetrical and poised, a fine line of acidity interwoven through the black fruit, touches of citrus fruit developing towards the poised and tensile finish. This is a beautiful wine from Jean-Hubert Delon, but it needs several years in bottle. Tasted April 2016.