2011 Leoville-Las Cases Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L

  • WS 96
  • NM 95
  • JS 95
  • WA 93

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$325.00

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Reg: $375.00

$325.00

This product is
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WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
This has very solid guts with dark almost brooding plum compote currant paste and anise notes followed by a hint of roasted juniper wood on the finish which smolders nicely. An iron hint lurks throughout as well.-J.M.
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
The Grand Vin is a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon 12% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc cropped at just 27hl/ha and raised in 80% new oak. It has a comparatively opulent bouquet compared to its peers with sumptuous... The Grand Vin is a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon 12% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc cropped at just 27hl/ha and raised in 80% new oak. It has a comparatively opulent bouquet compared to its peers with sumptuous blackberry wild strawberry minerals and cedar offering touches of Margaux-like floral notes with continued aeration. The palate is full-bodied with good grip and is certainly a Saint Julien with great substance considering the vintage although it does not quite fan out on the finish a la 2009 or 2010. But it is very composed and well balanced with some very pure blackberry boysenberry and spicy notes lingering long in the mouth. Excellent. Tasted April 2012.
JS 95
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2014
This shows so much spice and berry character on the nose. Focused and beautiful. Full body with a clearly outstanding core of fruit and polished tannins. The finish lasts for minutes. Reminds me of the superb 1996. Try in... This shows so much spice and berry character on the nose. Focused and beautiful. Full body with a clearly outstanding core of fruit and polished tannins. The finish lasts for minutes. Reminds me of the superb 1996. Try in 2020.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
One of the more formidably backward and potentially long-lived wines of the vintage, the medium to full-bodied 2011 Leoville Las Cases behaves like a first-growth, which in a sense it truly is. Revealing a dense... One of the more formidably backward and potentially long-lived wines of the vintage, the medium to full-bodied 2011 Leoville Las Cases behaves like a first-growth, which in a sense it truly is. Revealing a dense inky/purple color, it is a structured, rich, impressively endowed effort that is meant for the long haul. Atypical for this vintage, it requires 5-7 years of bottle age and should drink well for two decades thereafter. The final blend was 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Yields were a low 27 hectoliters per hectare, and the natural alcohol achieved 13.4%. 93+ - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
JJB 95
Alex Shaw - JJ Buckley, April 2012
76% cabernet sauvignon 12% merlot and 12% cabernet franc. Located at the northernmost tip of St. Julien abutting the Gironde and just south of Chateau Latour vineyards are about 30 years in age. Aged in 80% new oak... 76% cabernet sauvignon 12% merlot and 12% cabernet franc. Located at the northernmost tip of St. Julien abutting the Gironde and just south of Chateau Latour vineyards are about 30 years in age. Aged in 80% new oak. Elegant and complex on the nose the dark fruit notes of blackberry black cherry and cassis are supported by subtle aromas of mint forest floor and bitter chocolate. Broad layered and complex on the palate the wine shows beautiful length and elegance thanks to supple tannins and acidity that does not overpower the fruit. Wait 6-10 years to start enjoying this wine and continue through 2030.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2011

Label

The Grand Vin is the product of exceptional terroirs from the heart of the original Leoville estate. These are located mainly in the Clos Leoville-Las Cases, which you pass as you leave the village of Saint-Julien for Pauillac. They extend over nearly 60 hectares producing Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc with a complex, polished expression and characteristics which are totally unique to the Grand Vin of Las Cases.

Winery

Leoville-Las Cases

One of the oldest Medoc estates, Domaine de Leoville belonged to some of the wealthiest and most influential noble French families before it was acquired by the Las Cases family. Like many properties after the French Revolution, the estate was divided between 1826 and 1840 into the three Leovilles we know today: Leoville-Las Cases, Leoville-Poyferre and Leoville-Barton.

Chateau Leoville-Las Cases was created, thanks to a kind of birthright, from three-fifths of the original estate, including the very heart of the property. The Grand Vin has therefore been sourced from the best part of the original terroir since the 17th century.

Pierre Jean, Adolphe, and Gabriel de Las Cases were successive heirs to the property until 1900, when Theophile Skawinski purchased a share in the estate and became its manager. Leoville-Las Cases has now been managed by the same family since the late 19th century and is today represented by Jean-Hubert Delon, sole owner of the chateau and proprietor of Chateau Potensac in the Medoc and Chateau Nenin in Pomerol.