With vintages that achieve the feat, vintage after vintage, of reaching the heights of excellence and elegance, today Château Léoville Las Cases is one of the finest Saint-Julien wines, a prestigious appellation located on the left bank of the Bordeaux region.
Château Léoville Las Cases’ 55 hectares of vines are planted within the famous Clos de Léoville, its complexity constitutes a real patchwork of terroirs. Located near the Gironde estuary, the vineyard benefits from the estuary’s temperature-regulating influence, which guarantees mild temperatures and provides a barrier against frost. Along with the presence of Günzian gravel soils and resting on gravelly-sandy subsoils with clay that is more or less deep, the terroir of Château Léoville Las Cases encompasses all the conditions required to produce vintages with a legendary identity.
Although the cool conditions at the beginning of spring delayed budburst, the subsequent mild conditions ensured an even and high-quality flowering period. The summer was dry and sunny. The grapes were harvested at optimum ripeness and from a perfectly healthy vineyard.
Cabernet Sauvignon (76%)
Cabernet Franc (9%).
Concentrated, the nose exudes fragrances of black fruit jam, black cherry and fruit in kirsch.
The palate entices with its fine tannins, its precision and its great purity.
This fine Saint-Julien wine can be kept in the cellar until around 2055.
Medium to deep garnet colored, the 2009 Léoville Las Cases rocks up with a drop-dead gorgeous nose of baked blackberries, warm plums and crème de cassis with suggestions of violets, rose hip tea, dark chocolate, menthol and sandalwood. Full-bodied, rich, concentrated and decadent in the mouth, it has super ripe, fine-grained tannins and seamless freshness, finishing very long and exotic.