Château Léoville Las Cases 2001

Château Léoville Las Cases 2001
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    Parker : 93 / 100
    J. Robinson : 15 / 20
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    Jean-Hubert Delon thinks the 2001 Leoville Las Cases could turn out to be as good as his 2000. I'm not sure I agree, but it may come close. A blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19.5% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc, the 2001 (which represents only 40% of the production) reveals notes of sweet vanillin intermixed with pure cassis, black cherries, and lead pencil shavings. Elegant and medium-bodied, it possesses a saturated purple color, high tannin, and a structured, backward feel in the mouth. This quintessentially elegant Las Cases needs another 5-7 years to hit its plateau of maturity. It will be one of the Medoc's longest lived wines of the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2030.
    BordeauxSaint-Julien
    Alcohol
    12.5

    Grape varieties
    Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot

    Dessert wine
    No

    Environment
    Sustainable viticulture

    J. Robinson
    15

    R. Gabriel
    19

    Vinous - A. Galloni
    94

    Wine Spectator
    94

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Medoc

    Area
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Saint-Julien

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Château Léoville Las Cases

    Parker
    93

    Allergens
    Contains sulphites