Chateau Leoville Las Cases - Saint Julien - red - 1982 - 750 ml
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
“Classic lead pencil, cassis, kirsch, cedar, and spice characteristics are abundant in both the nose and full-bodied flavors. Unreal concentration. This is a brillant Saint Julien!” 95+ points, Robert Parker
Château Léoville Las Cases is today among the most emblematic estates of the prestigious Saint-Julien appellation located on the Left Bank from the Bordeaux region. It is recognized as one of the oldest estates in the Médoc with a heritage based on a long wine tradition.
The strength of this estate is its exceptional terroir. Château Léoville Las Cases has 55 hectares planted inside the renowned Clos de Léoville with a complex mosaic of terroirs. The Gironde River near the estate benefits the vineyards as a heat regulator. It helps to keep temperatures moderate and acts as a frost barrier. The vines grow in Günz gravel soils that is made up of a gravel-sandy subsoil on top of a deep layer of clay. This terroir is at the core of the estate’s exceptional wines that display the typicity of each of the symbolic Left Bank black varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
Le Grand Vin de Léoville du Marquis de Las Cases brings together the complexity and uniqueness from the Clos Léoville Las Cases plots that were part of the estate’s original domaine. Le Grand Vin de Léoville du Marquis de Las Cases is of monumental structure and is at the height of refinement and nobility on the nose and palate. It displays a personality with unique singularity, which leaves an unforgettable impression on the memory of purists.
The 2010 Vintage
After beginning with a very dry and hot month of April, the growth cycle was then considerably slowed down by cool temperatures in May and June. Bunch closure and colour change took place in perfect conditions thanks to dry, sunny weather in July and early August. The grapes were able to ripen beautifully with the excellent weather of August and September.
From: France, Bordeaux, Saint-Julien
Grapes variety: Cabernet Sauvignon 82%, Merlot 10%, Cabernet Franc 8%