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    2020-2035

The Story

In recent years, several vineyard plots in the Clos LÉOVILLE LAS CASES were uprooted and replanted, and these are now coming into production. To preserve the quality level of the Grand Vin, Château LÉOVILLE LAS CASES therefore decided it would create a second wine, from the 2007 vintage

The Petit Lion shares the philosophy of its two elder siblings; it is vinifi ed and aged in order to preserve its fresh, ripe fruit fl avour throughout its life. However, it is designed as a second wine, and is therefore made to be more accessible and for earlier drinking, with a signifi cant proportion of Merlot used in the blend.

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Ruby in color, with scents of gravel, earth, spice and tobacco, the medium-bodied wine is fresh, clean and filled with spicy crème de cassis. 88-90 Pts

  • 90p

Tasted in April 2016.  Very concentrated  on the palate, tight and dense, velvety texture, long aftertaste. Fine second wine.

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Medium deep colour. Aniseed plum like aromas with some gravelly notes. Inky plum flavours with slinky textures and fine acidity. Sappy finish. Touch underpowered. 88 points
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St.Julien, Saint-Julien

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 Jeff Leve, Wine Writer (United States)  tasted  Le Petit Lion 2015  ( Château Léoville-Las Cases )

Ruby in color, with scents of gravel, earth, spice and tobacco, the medium-bodied wine is fresh, clean and filled with spicy crème de cassis. 88-90 Pts

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 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Le Petit Lion 2015  ( Château Léoville-Las Cases )

Tasted in April 2016.  Very concentrated  on the palate, tight and dense, velvety texture, long aftertaste. Fine second wine.

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Le Petit Lion 2015  ( Château Léoville-Las Cases )

"Medium deep colour. Aniseed plum like aromas with some gravelly notes. Inky plum flavours with slinky textures and fine acidity. Sappy finish. Touch underpowered. 88 points"

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 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Le Petit Lion 2015  ( Château Léoville-Las Cases )

"A wine made out of the young vines of Château Léoville las Cases and the old Merlots. Initially quite closed with fine fruit and mild spiciness. The wine needs time to open up, promising a good future. On the palate well structured with juicy fruit, silky tannins and hints of minerality in the finish. An elegant wine with length. "

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