Château Leoville Las Cases 2020



Delivery 2023

Appellation - St Julien

Owner - Jean-Hubert Delon and Geneviève d'Alton

81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc

Second wines – Le Petit Lion, La Petite Marquise

Annual production – 400,000 bottles


"The 2020 Léoville–Las Cases was picked September 12–29 and matured in 80% new oak with 13.68° alcohol. The Cabernet Sauvignon is in the driving seat on the nose, offering almost saturnine black fruit, pencil shavings and cedar, perhaps one of the most Pauillac-like bouquets that I have noticed on this wine out of barrel, which is no surprise considering its vines adjoin that appellation. The palate is medium-bodied, strict and linear at first, that Pauillac tincture the continuing theme thanks to conspicuous graphite/pencil lead notes interwoven into the black fruit. There is plenty of freshness here and impressive weight, yet no sense of heaviness toward the finish. Drink 2030-2070."
Neal Martin,, May 2021

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