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Château Léoville Las Cases 2011

Château Léoville Las Cases 2011
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The complexity of a great red wine from Saint-Julien

Reigning over an exceptional terroir on the left bank of Bordeaux, Château Léoville Las Cases is one of the most iconic references of the prestigious Saint-Julien appellation. The property is often referred to as "Premier des Seconds Crus" (or the "First of the Second Growths").

The very sunny 2011 has produced one of the greatest vintages of Château Léoville Las Cases. The weather conditions of the year allowed the fruit to achieve a fantastic level of phenolic maturity in time for the harvest.

The Grand Vin de Léoville du Marquis de Las Cases is made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (76%), Merlot (12%) and Cabernet Franc (12%), harvested mostly from vines located in the Clos Léoville Las Cases, in the direction of Pauillac.

At the tasting, the Grand Vin de Léoville du Marquis de Las Cases 2011 from Château Léoville Las Cases displays a dark and intense colour. Noble and sophisticated, the aromatic bouquet is also brilliant and pure. The nose reveals notes of crème de cassis, blackberry, vanilla and beautiful mineral notes. The nose also exhales notes of cedar wood, typical of the great fine wines from the Médoc. The palate is full-bodied, with ripe and complex tannins.

Considered one of the finest achievements of its vintage, the Grand Vin de Léoville du Marquis de Las Cases 2011 of Château Léoville Las Cases can be enjoyed now, while also offering a superb ageing potential over the next 2 decades.

Parker : 93+ / 100
J. Robinson : 16 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
One of the more formidably backward and potentially long-lived wines of the vintage, the medium to full-bodied 2011 Leoville Las Cases behaves like a first-growth, which in a sense it truly is. Revealing a dense inky/purple color, it is a structured, rich, impressively endowed effort that is meant for the long haul. Atypical for this vintage, it requires 5-7 years of bottle age and should drink well for two decades thereafter. The final blend was 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Yields were a low 27 hectoliters per hectare, and the natural alcohol achieved 13.4%.
BordeauxSaint-Julien
Alcohol
13.5

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

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Sustainable viticulture

J. Robinson
16

J. Suckling
95

R. Gabriel
18

Wine Spectator
95

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Medoc

Area
Bordeaux

Appellation
Saint-Julien

Color
Red

Producer
Château Léoville Las Cases

Parker
93+

Allergens
Contains sulphites