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  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035

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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The second red's nose was much milder by comparison with some leather, sole, light cedar, black fruit and coffee aromas. The nose was deep but not spiny, and the palate produced a lot of smoke and cedar flavors, spicy tannins and alcohol, more tannins than alcohol yet bright overall with a great grip. There was lots of minerality to this almost overly dry wine
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 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Léoville-Las Cases 2002  ( Château Léoville-Las Cases )

"The second red's nose was much milder by comparison with some leather, sole, light cedar, black fruit and coffee aromas. The nose was deep but not spiny, and the palate produced a lot of smoke and cedar flavors, spicy tannins and alcohol, more tannins than alcohol yet bright overall with a great grip. There was lots of minerality to this almost overly dry wine"

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