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Château Léoville Las Cases 2ème Grand Cru Classé 1978

     
  • Black fruit
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  • Gastronomic wine
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  • Icon wine
  • Color:Red
  • 13% 
  • 4.5L
  • Intensity
  • Classic

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

  • Quantity: 1 Jeroboam
  • Level: 1 base of neck
  • Label: 1 glued 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 2020

  • Vintage score: 16/20
  • What the experts say...

    La robe du Las Cases 1978 a pris des teintes grenat et des nuances de rubis foncé, et le nez se révèle plus complexe et plus prononcé que les arômes qu'il déploie en bouche. Les classiques senteurs de minéral, de crayon à papier, de fumé et de terre sont suivies d'un ensemble généreusement doté d'un fruité mûr et heureusement dépourvu du caractère vert et herbacé qui dessert souvent ce millésime. L'attaque en bouche révèle un vin moyennement corsé et d'une bonne maturité (...). La finale, dure, révèle de très abondants tannins, qui ne se fondront vraisemblablement jamais. (...) Source: Robert Parker (5/95)

    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 Jeroboam
    • Level: 1 base of neck
    • Label: 1 glued label, 1 marked label
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: Yes
    • French customs seal: no
    • Alcohol percentage: 13 %
    • Country/Region: Bordeaux
    • Appellation/Wine: Saint-Julien
    • Classification: 2ème Grand Cru Classé
    • Producer/Owner: SC du Ch. Léoville Las Cases (Consorts Delon)
    • Vintage: 1978
    • Color: Red
    • Peak: Drink until 2020
    • 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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