CHATEAU LEOVILLE LAS CASES
Château Léoville Las Cases is a Second Growth under the 1855 Classification. Like most Bordeaux producers, it has a long history that dates back to the 16th Century. A large estate, it was at one time considerably larger, encompassing both of the other Léoville vineyards, Léoville Poyferré and Léoville Barton.
Today, the Delon family, headed by Jean Hubert Delon and his sister Geneviève d’Alton, own and manage the property. It is planted in 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. Léoville Las Cases produces a very structured style, and in the top vintages it can take 20 years or more to develop and shed its tannic structure. However, your patience will be rewarded with an expression that often resembles a First Growth Pauillac, yet is unique to the estate it comes from.
Saint-Julien, Bordeax, France
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot