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    3 738
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    31
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    from 2022
  • Food Pairing

    Roast lamb served medium-rare

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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Tasted in April 2017. Very concentrated, tight and dense, velvety texture, long aftertaste. Fine second wine of Leoville Las Cases.

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Medium deep colour. Intense raspberry dark cherry aromas with vanilla oak notes. Well concentrated raspberry, dark cherry fruit with roasted chestnut notes, fine supple tannins, generous mid palate richness and plenty of inky length. Fresh crunchy acidity flows across the palate. Very good wine. Tasted at Ch Leoville Lascases. 91 points              

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Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Initially slightly closed, opens up very well towards aroma reminiscent of blackberries and blackcurrants, mild spices, vanilla, hints of gingerbread, very discreet toasting aroma. On the palate excellent structured and length, juicy and sweet fruit, firm but ripe tannins and discreet spiciness. 92

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Origin

St.Julien, Saint-Julien

Vintage Quality

Outstanding

Value For Money

Very good

Investment potential

No Potential

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 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Le Petit Lion 2016  ( Château Léoville-Las Cases )

Tasted in April 2017. Very concentrated, tight and dense, velvety texture, long aftertaste. Fine second wine of Leoville Las Cases.

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Le Petit Lion 2016  ( Château Léoville-Las Cases )

Medium deep colour. Intense raspberry dark cherry aromas with vanilla oak notes. Well concentrated raspberry, dark cherry fruit with roasted chestnut notes, fine supple tannins, generous mid palate richness and plenty of inky length. Fresh crunchy acidity flows across the palate. Very good wine. Tasted at Ch Leoville Lascases. 91 points              

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 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Le Petit Lion 2016  ( Château Léoville-Las Cases )

Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Initially slightly closed, opens up very well towards aroma reminiscent of blackberries and blackcurrants, mild spices, vanilla, hints of gingerbread, very discreet toasting aroma. On the palate excellent structured and length, juicy and sweet fruit, firm but ripe tannins and discreet spiciness. 92

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