Château Leoville Las Cases 2019
Appellation - St Julien
Owner - Jean-Hubert Delon and Geneviève d'Alton
66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
Second wines – Le Petit Lion, La Petite Marquise
Annual production – 400,000 bottles
"The 2019 Léoville Las-Cases was picked from 18 September to 8 October and matured in 90% new oak barrels. Typically deep and limpid in colour, it has a knockout nose with penetrating blackberry, bilberry and blueberry fruit struck through with an accentuated marine/oyster shell element. The palate is beautiful, the fine-grain tannins framing delineated, mineral-infused black fruit. There is a clarity to this Grand Vin that places it amongst Jean-Hubert Delon's finest releases in recent years and it is blessed with astounding length. You come away with the feeling of a nascent wine boasting immense coiled-up energy that will guarantee its longevity. Stunning. 2026 - 2070"
Score: 96/98 Neal Martin, vinous.com, June 2020