In line with the estate’s greatest, the Le Petit Lion du Marquis de Las Cases 2018 is showing signs of a perfectly executed success from the appellation of Saint-Julien.
A vintage marked by extreme climatic contrasts, 2018 can be divided into two different periods. Following a very wet beginning of the year, a beautifully dry and hot summer arrived. The fruit was able to reach perfect ripeness. Spread over three weeks, the grape harvest began on September 18 and ended on October 10, allowing each variety to be harvested at the perfect moment.
At the tasting, the Le Petit Lion du Marquis de Las Cases 2018 offers a nice nose, marked by intense notes of black fruit, with aromas of blackcurrant, cherry and blueberry. The rich expression of the vintage is enhanced by a great aromatic freshness. The palate is very elegant, showing a beautiful structure and finesse worthy of the greatest terroirs of Saint-Julien. The tannins are refined, with a beautifully polished grain. Juicy and racy, the mid-palate delivers delicious fruity flavours and the mineral sensations of graphite. With great persistence, the finish brings a great aromatic freshness.
Power, elegance, richness and freshness, Le Petit Lion du Marquis de Las Cases 2018 offers the experience of an exceptional Saint-Julien accessible in his youth.