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  • Decanting time

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  • When to drink

    now to 2035

The Story

The Grand Vin is the product of exceptional terroirs from the former Léoville estate. These terroirs are located mainly in the Clos Léoville Las Cases, which you pass as you leave Saint- Julien village for Pauillac. They extend over nearly 60ha producing Cabernet Sauvignons and Cabernet Francs with a complex, polished expression and characteristics which are totally unique to the Grand Vin of Léoville du Marquis de Las Cases and have been widely recognized for years.

 

Château Léoville Las Cases is one of the largest and oldest classified growths in the Médoc known since 1707. The wine produced here was classified as one of fifteen Second Growths in the original Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855.


Today’s Léoville Las Cases was once part of a much larger estate until the time of the French Revolution when a portion of this estate was separated into what is today Château Léoville-Barton. In 1840, the estate was again divided and land that would eventually become Château Léoville-Poyferré was split off. When the 1855 Classification was completed, all three properties from the original Léoville estate were classed as Second Growths. Since the mid 20th century the Delon family have been owners of this estate.

The soil of St Julien is ideal for vines, due to its geographic situation and its climate; every element is present to produce wines of exceptional quality and elegance. Léoville Las Cases' 97 hectares of vineyards are superbly sited on gravelly-clay soils with the largest plot being surrounded by a stone wall and stretching between the village of St-Julien and Château Latour.
 

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14 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Deep, Brick red and Evolved

ending

Long, Lingering and Smooth

flavors

Blackcurrant, Raspberry, Vanilla, Plum, Violet and Toasty

nose

Intense, Fresh and Opulent

recommend

Yes

taste

Warming, Complex, Perfectly balanced, Concentrated, Medium-bodied, Elegant, Round, Ripe and Silky tannins

Verdict

Sexy and Intelligent

Written Notes

It had more straw and chalk to its nose, vimful and vigorous in a spicy way without being spicy. There was still a wealth of plummy fruit there and almost a touch of cinnamon, blending into a foresty wood. The palate was smooth and minerally with nice grip and length but an overall milder impression, but like that 2004 Petrus showed, that can be a good thing! Very pencilly, the Las Cases was initially outclassed by the Rausan Segla but surpassed it in the end
  • 94p
Medium-intense, brick red colour. Rich, complex and classic nose shows led pencil, mint, black currant, and farmyard aromas. Intense and rich mouthfeel with great acidic and tannic grip. The aftertaste shows firm tannins and concentrated fruit of black currants. The aftetaste lasts long with cedary aromas. A beautiful and seductive wine.
  • 93p
Mid shoulder fill. Bright ruby, thin orange rim. Stunning nose, scented, layered, somewhat rich. Subdued yet intense, floral, cedar, superb. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, mellow and polished, but still there, the slightly warm and sweet fruit of the vintage is somewhat subdued. Extreme length. 98
  • 98p

Information

Origin

St.Julien, Saint-Julien

Vintage Quality

Outstanding

Value For Money

Very good

Investment potential

Average

Fake factory

Be Cautious

Glass time

2h

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 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Léoville-Las Cases 1945  ( Château Léoville-Las Cases )

"It had more straw and chalk to its nose, vimful and vigorous in a spicy way without being spicy. There was still a wealth of plummy fruit there and almost a touch of cinnamon, blending into a foresty wood. The palate was smooth and minerally with nice grip and length but an overall milder impression, but like that 2004 Petrus showed, that can be a good thing! Very pencilly, the Las Cases was initially outclassed by the Rausan Segla but surpassed it in the end "

1y 2d ago

98p
 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Léoville-Las Cases 1945  ( Château Léoville-Las Cases )

"Mid shoulder fill. Bright ruby, thin orange rim. Stunning nose, scented, layered, somewhat rich. Subdued yet intense, floral, cedar, superb. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, mellow and polished, but still there, the slightly warm and sweet fruit of the vintage is somewhat subdued. Extreme length. 98"

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97p
 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Léoville-Las Cases 1945  ( Château Léoville-Las Cases )

"We then went from the most Bordeaux of Burgundies to Bordeaux itself, and it was a grand entrance, thanks to a 1945 Leoville Las Cases. The LLC had a perfect nose; this was mature claret at its finest. Aromas of cream, mature cassis, old book, fresh fruit and a touch of cedar seeped out of its nose like wine pheromones. This was an old wine, but it was still quick. Flavors of spice, citrus twist and game were all present in this super intense red. This was strength without weight, and it had power in its acidity. Great flavors and a long finish rounded out this wow wine. ‘1945 rules again,’ summed it up in my notes (97). "

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 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Léoville-Las Cases 1945  ( Château Léoville-Las Cases )

"claret at its finest is 45 greatest vintage ever? Fresh fruit cream touch of cedar n spice intense rich strength in acid wow "

4y 6m ago

93p
 Pekka Nuikki / Founder of the Fine Wine Magazines, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Léoville-Las Cases 1945  ( Château Léoville-Las Cases )

"Medium-intense, brick red colour. Rich, complex and classic nose shows led pencil, mint, black currant, and farmyard aromas. Intense and rich mouthfeel with great acidic and tannic grip. The aftertaste shows firm tannins and concentrated fruit of black currants. The aftetaste lasts long with cedary aromas. A beautiful and seductive wine.

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4y 7m ago

98p
 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Léoville-Las Cases 1945  ( Château Léoville-Las Cases )

"Mid shoulder fill. Bright ruby, thin orange rim. Stunning nose, scented, layered, somewhat rich. Subdued yet intense, floral, cedar, superb. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, mellow and polished, but still there, the slightly warm and sweet fruit of the vintage is somewhat subdued. Extreme length. "

4y 8m ago

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