Château Léoville Las Cases 2ème Grand Cru Classé 1996 - Lot of 1 Bottle
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Château Léoville Las Cases 2ème Grand Cru Classé 1996

  • Black fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Icon wine
  • Color: Red
  • 12.50 %
  • Intensity
  • Classic

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

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 marked label
  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Saint-Julien
  • Classification: 2ème Grand Cru Classé
  • Producer/Owner: SC du Ch. Léoville Las Cases (Consorts Delon)
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Château Léoville Las Cases 2ème Grand Cru Classé serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Côte de boeuf aux cèpes, Filet de boeuf truffé sauce demi-glace, Lièvre à la royale.

Peak: Drink until 2040

  • Vintage score: 17/20
  • What the experts say...

    (...) Le Las Cases 1996 demeure classique, comme de coutume, conservant aussi bien son équilibre que son formidable potentiel de complexité et d'élégance. Poupre-noir de robe, il exhale de spectaculaires senteurs de cassis, de liqueur de cerise, de pain grillé et de minéral. L'attaque est puissante et riche ; l'ensemble doté de tannins merveilleusement fondus, ne révèle pas la moindre lourdeur ni aucun manque de structure, malgré sa concentration massive. (...) S'exprimant tout en rondeur et sans aspérité, avec une élégance exceptionnelle, il tapisse littéralement le palais. (...) Source: Robert Parker (1/99)

    Lot presentation
    Château Léoville Las Cases 2ème Grand Cru Classé

    Cuvée presentation

    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.

    Information about domain Château Léoville Las Cases

    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.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Bottle
    • Level: 1 into-neck
    • Label: 1 marked label
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Space in a wine storage facility
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case: No
    • French customs seal: no
    • Alcohol percentage: 12.50 %
    • Country/Region: Bordeaux
    • Appellation/Wine: Saint-Julien
    • Classification: 2ème Grand Cru Classé
    • Producer/Owner: SC du Ch. Léoville Las Cases (Consorts Delon)
    • Vintage: 1996
    • Color: Red
    • Peak: Drink until 2040
    • Service temperature: 16°
    • Viticulture: Conventional
    • Size (in ha): 97
    • Volume: 216000 bottles
    • Intensity: Classic
    • Dominant aroma: Black fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 3% Petit verdot, 13% Cabernet franc
    Château Léoville Las Cases 2ème Grand Cru Classé
    Château Léoville Las Cases 2ème Grand Cru Classé

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    Château Léoville Las Cases 2ème Grand Cru Classé 1996

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