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2020 Château Léoville Las Cases En Primeur

2020 Château Léoville Las Cases is released en primeur today, with Neal Martin and Lisa Perotti-Brown giving it a potential 98 points and Suckling rating it as high as 99 points.  Neal Martin's description of the fruit as "almost saturnine" sums up this vintage and this wine brilliantly, as does Perotti-Brown's description of a wine which is "a powerhouse of energy, delivering tightly wound red and black fruits, mineral and floral layers, supported by fantastic tension and incredibly ripe, silt-like tannins." 

Bordeaux En Primeur, Landing in spring 2023

To order, e-mail us at sales@richardkihl.ltd.uk

 

Château Léoville Las Cases, St.-Julien.

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Château Léoville Las Cases, St.-Julien.

Château Léoville Las Cases is a Deuxième Grand Cru Classé in St.-Julien.  

One of the oldest Medoc estates, the enormous Domaine de Léoville was acquired by the Las Cases family and split up between 1826 and 1840 as a result of the French Revolution, with parts of the estate becoming Léoville Barton and Leoville Poyferré. Château Léoville Las Cases retained three-fifths of the original estate at the heart of the domain, including the walled Clos Léoville Las Cases.

In 1900, Théophile Skawinski (part of the famous Skawinski winemaking family and formerly manager at Lynch) purchased a share in the estate and became its manager. His son in law André Delon inherited his share and the Delon family still manage the estate today.  Jean-Hubert Delon now runs the estate and is also the sole owner of Château Potensac in the Medoc and Château Nénin in Pomerol.

The 55 ha vineyard is on quaternary gravel, planted to 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot and 16% Cabernet Franc.  The vines average 52 years of age.

RED 2020 1 case Château Léoville Las Cases 75cl £1,780 per case of 12 Château Léoville Las Cases
2020 / 1 case / 75cl
£1,780 per case of 12
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