Saint Julien Protected Designation of Origin, and Second Great Classed Growth.
Property of Jean-Hubert Delon, Chateau Leoville Las Cases is a Saint Julien Second Grand Cru Classe (Classification of 1855), located in the Bordeaux region, on the left bank of the Gironde. The 8,600-vine stocks/Ha vineyard covers 98 hectares of vines that grow on clay-gravel and sandy-gravel soils. The vines of Leoville Las Cases estate are 40 years old and are grown according to the sustainable winegrowing principles.
Chateau Leoville Las Cases produces several red wine cuvees including a great wine, "Le Grand Vin de Leoville", and a second wine called "Le Petit Lion". It also produces a wine that was created in 1902 called "Clos du Marquis". This wine is made from vines that are located outside of the original land register of Domaine de Leoville. A second wine called "Petite Marquise du Clos du Marquis" is made from the estate's youngest vines.
All the cuvees produced by Chateau Leoville Las Cases are blended wines and come from three grape varieties (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc), in different proportions depending on the vintage and the cuvee. Cabernet Sauvignon is indeed the most used grape variety to produce the "Grand Vin de Leoville" unlike Leoville's second wine which is mostly made from Merlot. Chateau Leoville Las Cases produces exceptional quality wines that can be considered as the most consistent Saint Julien wines since 1975. Their quality level is close to the 1st wines classed in the Pauillac designation. In its best years (2015, 2010, 2009, 2005, 2003, 2000, 1996, 1995, 1990, 1986, 1985, 1982), Leoville Las Cases was praised by international critics and got the best marks for their wines. Honourable mention to the exceptional 1986 wine, for which Robert Parker awarded the best "tasting note" score of 100/100. Leoville Las Cases is a great coloured wine, powerful, concentrated and full of amplitude. It's got an amazing ageing potential and gain great finesse over time. Leoville Las Cases wines have their places in your cellar. Wine and food pairing tip: it's a great wine to drink with game meat, lamb shoulder or grilled rib-steak in vine shoots.
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