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  • Country ranking ?

    5 120
  • Producer ranking ?

    44
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    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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Le Petit Lion du Marquis de Las Cases Saint-Julien- 40% Cabernet

Sauvignon 60% Merlot - 30% New oak Deep colour, getting some

smoky notes, lovely texture here, and open, accessible, nicely balanced

but just finished quite quickly on the oak. 89-91/100 2022-2030

  • 91p

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.

  • 92p
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
  • 88p

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St.Julien, Saint-Julien

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