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The Château Leoville-Las-Cases 2ème Grand Cru Saint-Julien AOC from Saint Julien seduces with the notes of dark berries, chocolate and wood, which harmonise excellently with the soft tannins. All in all, a concentrated and powerful red wine with an impressive maturity potential. A cuvée famous for its enormous concentration, density and longevity.
Awards for the Château Leoville-Las-Cases 2ème Grand Cru Saint-Julien AOC
Robert M. Parker awards 98+/100 points: "The 2009 Leoville Las Cases may be the most open-knit and forward Las Cases I have tasted to date. Analytically, it is high in tannin and the alcohol is 13.8%, nearly a record at this estate. This blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc was showing brilliantly at the 2009 tasting I did in Hong Kong and at a later tasting. It boasts an inky/purple color, monumental concentration and lots of sweet, jammy black currant, black cherry and kirsch fruit intermixed with crushed rock and mineral notes. As always, proprietor Jean-Hubert Delon has built a massive wine with exceptional precision, unbelievable purity and aging potential of 40-50 years. I was surprised by the lusciousness of this cuvee on several occasions, and how much more forward it is given the fact that Las Cases can often be forebodingly backward and in need of 10-15 years of cellaring (at age 30, the 1982 is still a baby in terms of development!). The super-concentrated 2009 needs another 5-7 years before additional nuances emerge. This is a brilliant, full-throttle St.-Julien."
The Weinwisser awards the highest score of 20/20 points: "Yield: 38 hl/ha. The Grand Vin, an assemblage of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc, matures in 65% new wood. Rich purple garnet. In the bouquet, a maddening cocktail of different berries, concentrated and already bundled, amarena cherries, cassis and wild raspberries, very fresh, exuding a delicate Cabernet perfume with notes of truffle, lemon thyme and mint. Full-bodied and complex on the palate, with an unbelievable amount of sweetness in the velour-like tannins, fine coconut aromas, violets and cassis. The pressed wine content (6.4%) gives the extract a powerful Szechuan pepper spice and supports the rich body. Reminiscent of the 1982, but probably finer and more classic."
The Wine Spectator rates this noble Bordeaux with 98/100 points: "This is gorgeously layered with cassis bush, anise, roasted fig and plum reduction notes all framed by racy espresso and graphite. Very deep and very long, with terrific intensity on the finish thanks to razor cut from the seemingly endless iron spine. With its purity and precision, this mineral-driven Cabernet should cruise for two decades. Best from 2020 through 2035."
Food recommendation for the Château Leoville-Las-Cases 2ème Grand Cru Saint-Julien AOC
Enjoy this dry red wine with meat dishes such as beef, lamb or game.
|Type wijn:||Stille wijn|
|Totale zuurgraad ca. in g/l:||5,6|
|Restsuiker ca. in g/l:||2,1|
|Gelegenheid:||Bruiloft , Verras kenners , Kerstmis|
|Gerijpt in:||Klein hout|
|Druivensoort:||Cabernet Franc , Cabernet Sauvignon , Merlot|
|Kwaliteitsclassificatie en predikaten:||AOC Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée|
|Prijzen:||Wine Advocate - Robert M. Parker - 98 Points|
|Vinificatie details:||Franse eik|
|Aromas & Palate Notes:||Bes fruit , Pittig|
|Optimale serveertemperatuur in C °:||15 - 18|
|Past goed bij:||Donker eten|
|Wijnglas aanbeveling:||Rode wijnglas , Bordeaux glas|
|Flesdesign & uitrusting:||Bordeaux fles , klassiek|
|Inhoud in L.:||0.75|
|Houdbaarheid in jaren van vintage:||20+|
|Alcohol in vol%:||13.5|
|Allergenen en ingrediënten:||Bevat sulfieten en zwaveldioxide|
|Distributeur:||Les Domaines Delon - Chateau Léoville Las Cases - 33250 Saint-Julien Beychevelle - Frankreich|