2017 Chateau Leoville-Las Cases

Red Bordeaux Blend

France / Bordeaux / Medoc / Saint-Julien

$1,305
RP 96
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2017 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 2017
The millennium 2017 gave us the first wines with a good ripeness and the second wines successful thanks to the attention paid to the young vineyards. The Merlots are rich, the Francs Cabernets are fine and elegant, and the Sauvignons Cabernetts are powerful and structured. The assembly of the Grand Vin expresses notes of ripe fruit associated with a beautiful freshness. The tangic frame, powerful but very silky and elegant, stretches towards a long and complex final.

Assembly Cabernet Sauvignon 79% Cabernet Franc 11% Merlot 10%
Harvest Date From 15 September to 4 October 2017
Degree: 13.28% vol. - Total Acidity: 3.67 gH2SO4/l - pH: 3.72 - IPT: 71

RP 96

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

One of the finest wines of the vintage in Bordeaux, the 2017 Léoville Las Cases is a beautiful Saint-Julien that bursts from the glass with expressive aromas of cassis, wild berries, pencil shavings, violets and a subtle hint of cigar box. Medium to full-bodied, supple and enveloping, its unusually charming, sensual profile largely conceals a considerable endowment of tannin and a bright spine of acidity. Largely spared by the frost due to its optimal location on the bank of the Gironde, and subject to a draconian selection, the 2017's giving style reflects not only the vintage but also the more restrained use of press wine chez Las Cases, seeing only 7% in the blend as opposed to the 10% to 12% that was typical not too long ago. It's a masterpiece. Reviewed by: William Kelley, Issue date: August 2022. Drinking window: Drink Date: 2023 - 2065.

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RP 96

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

One of the finest wines of the vintage in Bordeaux, the 2017 Léoville Las Cases is a beautiful Saint-Julien that bursts from the glass with expressive aromas of cassis, wild berries, pencil shavings, violets and a subtle hint of cigar box. Medium to full-bodied, supple and enveloping, its unusually charming, sensual profile largely conceals a considerable endowment of tannin and a bright spine of acidity. Largely spared by the frost due to its optimal location on the bank of the Gironde, and subject to a draconian selection, the 2017's giving style reflects not only the vintage but also the more restrained use of press wine chez Las Cases, seeing only 7% in the blend as opposed to the 10% to 12% that was typical not too long ago. It's a masterpiece. Reviewed by: William Kelley, Issue date: August 2022. Drinking window: Drink Date: 2023 - 2065.

2017 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 2017
The millennium 2017 gave us the first wines with a good ripeness and the second wines successful thanks to the attention paid to the young vineyards. The Merlots are rich, the Francs Cabernets are fine and elegant, and the Sauvignons Cabernetts are powerful and structured. The assembly of the Grand Vin expresses notes of ripe fruit associated with a beautiful freshness. The tangic frame, powerful but very silky and elegant, stretches towards a long and complex final.

Assembly Cabernet Sauvignon 79% Cabernet Franc 11% Merlot 10%
Harvest Date From 15 September to 4 October 2017
Degree: 13.28% vol. - Total Acidity: 3.67 gH2SO4/l - pH: 3.72 - IPT: 71

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