CHATEAU LEOVILLE-LAS-CASES 2ieme Cru Saint-Julien 2006 Bottle - NO DISCOUNT
Red Still Wine | France | Bordeaux | Saint-Julien | 75cl
£129.95 / £779.70 case
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Closure Type: Cork
Wine Style: Full Bodied
Grapes: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
ROBERT PARKER 93-95 'Perfectionist owner Jean-Hubert Delon believes the 2006 Leoville Las Cases recalls the greatness of the 1986 and 1996. The natural alcohol came in at 13.3%, and only 40% of the production made it into the final blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.5% Merlot, and a dollop of Cabernet Franc. This backward, deep ruby/purple-hued effort exhibits sweet, pure black cherry, raspberry, and cassis characteristics, soft, ripe tannin, and medium body. It reveals a strong similarity to its next door neighbor, Chateau Latour. The 2006 Las Cases will require 5-8 years of bottle age, and should drink well for 25-30 years.'
DECANTER 5***** 'Intense colour, fragrant and smoky, masses of extract, almost Californian, but then wild violets and terroir expression come through, extraordinary richness of fruit yet perfect balance. 2015-40.'