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Château Léoville Las Cases 2ème Grand Cru Classé  2003 - Lot of 1 Bottle
Château Léoville Las Cases 2ème Grand Cru Classé  2003 - Lot of 1 Bottle Château Léoville Las Cases 2ème Grand Cru Classé  2003 - Lot of 1 Bottle

Château Léoville Las Cases 2ème Grand Cru Classé 2003

Worthy of a premier cru, Léoville Las Cases produces one of Bordeaux's most legendary wines.

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Lot Description: Château Léoville Las Cases 2ème Grand Cru Classé 2003

Lot description

  • Quantity 1 Bottle
  • Level:1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 slightly marked label
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • Custom Seal : yes
  • Alcohol percentage : 13 %

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Saint-Julien
  • Classification: 2ème Grand Cru Classé
  • Producer/Owner: SC du Ch. Léoville Las Cases (Consorts Delon)
  • Vintage: 2003
  • Color: Red
  • Grape variety: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 3% Petit verdot, 13% Cabernet franc
  • Peak: Drink until 2030
  • Service temperature (in °C): 16

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Conventional
  • Size (in ha): 97
  • Volume: 216000 bottles
  • Intensity : Classic
  • Dominant aroma : Black fruit
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic wine
  • Léoville Las Cases produces a wine of incredible complexity. To achieve the best possible quality, a large proportion of the production is always downgraded (up to 67% in the 1990 vintage). The wines are extremely consistent and approach perfection in most of the great vintages. Deeply coloured, tannic, full-bodied and concentrated, they have a huge potential to age. These are grandiose wines.

    Created in 1638, Château Léoville Las Cases produces some of Bordeaux's most prestigious wines. They were already well-known, much appreciated and commanding high prices in the middle of the 18th century, due to work of the owner, Blaise-Alexandre de Gasq, the Seigneur of Léoville. Four of his descendants owned the property at the time of the French Revolution. One of them, the Marquis de Las Cases, who owned one quarter of the land, fled abroad. The other three managed to obtain a partial confiscation of the property, consisting specifically of this quarter, from the Revolutionary Government. This plot would later become Léoville Barton. At the beginning of the 19th century the property was split once again and the half adjoining Château Latour formed the current vineyard.
    *The above information describes the wine and is not vintage specific.

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Further information

Rating
96/100Wine Advocate (Parker/Martin)
97/100Wine Spectator
17.5/20 (2009)Bettane & Desseauve
16,5/20Jancis Robinson
95/100J.-M. Quarin
  • Service temperature16°
  • Peak Drink until 2030

Tasting notes - Extract
"The nose has a beautifully defined blackberry, wild hedgerow, leather and black truffle scents. The palate is medium-bodied with plenty of pure dark cherry and boysenberry fruit with a keen thread of acidity (...)"(R. Parker / N. Martin - 03/2013)