2018 Le Petit Lion du Marquis de Las Cases Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 3L
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JS 94 JD 93 DC 92 JL 91 WA 91 WS 91
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, January 2021

Wild berries, blackberries and nuts with wood and herbal undertones on the nose. It’s full-bodied with firm, grainy tannins. Savory and well balanced on the palate with a chewy, flavorful finish. Tight. Second wine of...
JD 93

jebdunnuck.com, March 2021

The second wine of Château Léoville Las Cases, the 2018 Le Petit Lion checks in as a more Merlot-dominated wine that is 45% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Cabernet Franc. It also sees slightly less new oak...
DC 92

Decanter, April 2019

As with the grand vin, you can see this will be approachable a little earlier than most years, without sacrificing ageing ability if you really want to hold on. Harvested between 18 September and 10 October, 2018 is the...
JL 91

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2021

Here you find a family resemblance to the Grand Vin. Lighter, closer to ready to drink and softer for sure, but this Baby Las Cases is perfect for restaurants and early drinking with its black raspberry and currant...
WA 91

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2021

The 2018 Le Petit Lion is blended of 45% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Cabernet Franc, sourced from within the Las Cases enclosure. The wine has 14.47% alcohol and was aged in 30% new barriques. Deep...
WS 91

Wine Spectator, January 2021

Reserved in style, but very sleek, with a hint of iron running just under the cover of dark plum and cassis notes. The finish is tightly-grained and focused, with a flash of charcoal at the very end. Cabernet Sauvignon...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2018
Size 3L
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

The 2018 Le Petit Lion du Marquis de Las Cases is a remarkable Bordeaux Blend from the prestigious St Julien region in Bordeaux, France. With its deep garnet-purple color, this wine exudes elegance and sophistication.

Crafted by Le Petit Lion du Marquis de Las Cases, the second wine of Château Léoville Las Cases, this blend is predominantly Merlot, with 45% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the remaining 13% Cabernet Franc. It showcases the expertise and finesse of the winery.

On the nose, this wine offers an enticing bouquet of beautiful crème de cassis, graphite, white flowers, cedary herbs, and tobacco. These aromas intertwine harmoniously, creating a complex and alluring scent profile.

The palate is medium to full-bodied, displaying an exquisite balance and refined structure. The fine-grained tannins add a touch of elegance, while the flavors of black and red cherry preserves, blackcurrants, and smoked meats take center stage. The palate is further enhanced by hints of dried bay leaves, Sichuan pepper, clove oil, and a touch of tobacco leaf. The wine culminates in a long and invigorating herbal lift.

With an alcohol percentage of 14.5%, this wine has a solid backbone and bold freshness that contribute to its overall finesse. While it is enjoyable now, it is recommended to cellar this wine for 4-5 years to allow it to fully develop. Alternatively, it can be enjoyed over the next two decades.

The 2018 Le Petit Lion du Marquis de Las Cases has received high praise from critics. Jeb Dunnuck awarded it 93 points, praising its overall balance and great finish. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it 91 points, highlighting its impressive black fruit and savory layers. James Suckling awarded it an impressive 94 points, commending its chewy and flavorful finish. Decanter gave it 92 points, admiring its creamy, juicy texture and graphite notes. Jeff Leve awarded it 91 points, noting its resemblance to the Grand Vin and its perfect suitability for early drinking. Finally, Wine Spectator awarded it 91 points, describing it as reserved in style but sleek and tightly-grained.

In conclusion, the 2018 Le Petit Lion du Marquis de Las Cases is a wine of exceptional quality and finesse. With its complex aromas, refined structure, and impressive longevity, it is a true representation of the extraordinary wines produced in the Bordeaux region of France.