2011 Chateau Leoville-Las Cases

Red Bordeaux Blend

France / Bordeaux / Medoc / Saint-Julien

$1,540
RP 95
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2011 Chateau Leoville-Las Cases 'Grand Vin de Leoville', Saint-Julien, France

Appellation
Saint-Julien

TERROIR
The Grand Enclos de Las Cases contains a lot of complexity. Originating mostly from graves of the Quaternary on gravel-sableous and gravelargileous underground, there are also more or less deep and compact clay, sometimes even affluent. The proximity of the Gironde is responsible for this great diversity of soils, created over the course of geological periods by successive superpositions. In addition, the river generates a very specific microclimate that allows for a very early ripening of the grapes and protects the vineyard from frostbite. This combination of geological combinations influences the development of the vineyard and the constitution of the grapes. This unparalleled terroir gives the great wine its unique personality.

MILLESIME 2011
2011 is the second warmest millennium of the decade after 2003! It was mostly marked by an exceptionally hot and dry spring leading to an extremely early flowering date. In mid-July, the verification began slowly and then accelerated following a few rains. The very strong water constraints at the beginning of the season were moderated by a well-distributed summer rainfall. The final maturity could thus reach very interesting levels in terms of phenolic potential, on the Cabernets Francs.

Assembly Cabernet Sauvignon 76% Merlot 12% Cabernet Franc 12%

Harvest Date From 13 to 28 September 2011

Degree: 13.26% vol. - Total Acidity: 4,02 gH2SO4/l - pH: 3,49 - IPT: 73

RP 95

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

A vintage that tended to be underrated early on, due to its youthful austerity and the excitement generated by its two immediate predecessors, the 2011 Léoville Las Cases is emerging as a sleeper that will delight Médoc purists. Unwinding in the glass with aromas of cassis, dark berries, sweet spices, loamy soil, cigar wrapper and pencil shavings, it's medium to full-bodied, concentrated and structured, with chewy tannins, tangy acids and a long, penetrating finish. Built for the long haul, its austerity without asperity is immensely appealing in a world of ever sweeter, softer Bordeaux. Reviewed by: William Kelley, Issue date: August 2022. Drinking window: Drink Date: 2025 - 2070.

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RP 95

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

A vintage that tended to be underrated early on, due to its youthful austerity and the excitement generated by its two immediate predecessors, the 2011 Léoville Las Cases is emerging as a sleeper that will delight Médoc purists. Unwinding in the glass with aromas of cassis, dark berries, sweet spices, loamy soil, cigar wrapper and pencil shavings, it's medium to full-bodied, concentrated and structured, with chewy tannins, tangy acids and a long, penetrating finish. Built for the long haul, its austerity without asperity is immensely appealing in a world of ever sweeter, softer Bordeaux. Reviewed by: William Kelley, Issue date: August 2022. Drinking window: Drink Date: 2025 - 2070.

2011 Chateau Leoville-Las Cases 'Grand Vin de Leoville', Saint-Julien, France

Appellation
Saint-Julien

TERROIR
The Grand Enclos de Las Cases contains a lot of complexity. Originating mostly from graves of the Quaternary on gravel-sableous and gravelargileous underground, there are also more or less deep and compact clay, sometimes even affluent. The proximity of the Gironde is responsible for this great diversity of soils, created over the course of geological periods by successive superpositions. In addition, the river generates a very specific microclimate that allows for a very early ripening of the grapes and protects the vineyard from frostbite. This combination of geological combinations influences the development of the vineyard and the constitution of the grapes. This unparalleled terroir gives the great wine its unique personality.

MILLESIME 2011
2011 is the second warmest millennium of the decade after 2003! It was mostly marked by an exceptionally hot and dry spring leading to an extremely early flowering date. In mid-July, the verification began slowly and then accelerated following a few rains. The very strong water constraints at the beginning of the season were moderated by a well-distributed summer rainfall. The final maturity could thus reach very interesting levels in terms of phenolic potential, on the Cabernets Francs.

Assembly Cabernet Sauvignon 76% Merlot 12% Cabernet Franc 12%

Harvest Date From 13 to 28 September 2011

Degree: 13.26% vol. - Total Acidity: 4,02 gH2SO4/l - pH: 3,49 - IPT: 73

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