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Leoville Las Cases 1991

Chateau Leoville Las Cases

26 years

A terrific success in this difficult vintage, Las Cases's forward 1991 is close to full maturity, revealing flattering scents of tobacco, cassis, and toasty oak. Medium-bodied, with excellent concentration and ripeness, it is hard to believe this wine could have come from a vintage such as 1991. Drink it now and over the next 12-15 years. *** In 1991, 50% of Leoville Las-Cases's production was eliminated from the final blend. The 1991 exhibits a textbook Pauillac/St.-Julien lead pencil nose intertwined with scents of ripe cassis. The style of the wine is one of elegance, fine ripeness and body, and powerful tannin. Some austerity keeps the score from going even higher. Stylistically the wine is similar to the 1987, although more tannic and potentially longer-lived. While it has the potential to last for 10-15 years, it will remain an austerely-styled wine, much like the 1970.

89 Robert Parker score

€ 2,000
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* price for one OWC (original wooden case) in perfect condition – 12x75cl per OWC

Last Update October 2015

Chateau Leoville Las Cases

Chateau Leoville Las Cases is a famed wine producer from the Saint Julien appellation based in Bordeaux, France. The primary red fine wine produced by this estate is classified as a Second Growth, according to the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855.

Chateau Leoville Las Cases was once a subdivision of a much larger plot, along with Leoville Barton and Leoville Poyferre, until 1840 when the estate was once again divided to give Chateau Leoville Las Cases true independence.

The vineyards of Leoville las Cases span just under 100 hectares, with a grape selection of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. The estate was one of the first to introduce a second wine, labeled Clos du Marquis, however that is officially a separate wine. The actual second label is in production since 2007, referred to as Le Petit Lion de Marquis de Las Cases.

15,000 - 17,000 cases

Annual production

Second Growth

Classification

Saint Julien/Left Bank

Location/Region

97 hectares

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