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2015 Chateau Leoville Las Cases Saint JulienBlend from France

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"The Grand Vin is the product of exceptional terroirs from the former Leoville estate. These terroirs are located mainly in the Clos Léoville Las Cases, which you pass as yo...

  • 99 Wine Enthusiast
  • 98+ Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 98 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
  • 98 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 97 Decanter
  • 97 Wine Spectator
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99

"This wine that comes mainly from a magnificent walled vineyard within sight of the Gironde estuary is structured and dense. Its tannins and firm character show its enormous aging potential. Powerful black fruits come from the 85% Cabernet Sauvignon in this rich, juicy wine. Drink from 2027."

98+ Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"Composed of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc and 6% Merlot, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Léoville Las Cases has a slightly closed nose, revealing notes of crème de cassis, baked blueberries and black forest cake with touches of licorice, violets and Indian spices plus a waft of dusty soil. The palate is medium to full-bodied, concentrated and built like a brick house, with firm, ripe, velvety tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and spicy."

98 Antonio Galloni - Vinous

"The 2015 Léoville Las Cases is simply captivating. Sumptuous, racy and explosive in the glass, the 2015 is endowed with tremendous energy from start to finish. An exotic melange of crème de cassis, graphite, menthol and licorice bursts onto the palate as the 2015 shows off its alluring personality. Spectacularly rich, dense and full-throttle, with huge tannins that are nearly buried underneath the fruit, the 2015 is an unusual Las Cases. It is also breathtakingly beautiful. Readers who can find it should not miss it."

98 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

"Blackcurrant, blueberry and currant aromas with hints of black licorice and hot stones. Full-bodied with dense and integrated tannins and a long, long finish. It is all there and all about proportional harmony. Excellent focus and beauty. Drink in 2022."

97 Decanter

"The grand vin is heavily Cabernet Sauvignon dominant, as you would expect, with a touch of 80 year old Merlot and Léoville's wonderfully expressive Cabernet Franc. Aromas of cedar, cassis are slow to reveal their secrets. This is very closed right now, and the palate is inky with graphite and pencil lead notes, showing the power of the terroir here. There is a creamy edge to the tannins which eventually emerges."

97 Wine Spectator

"Filled with blackberry, black currant, fig and boysenberry preserve flavors, this starts off showy, but a back end of brambly grip, warm tar, and pastis-soaked apple wood emerges slowly before taking an authoritative lead on the finish. All the while, a cool charcoal note weaves in and around everything. Best from 2025 through 2045."

Product Description:

"The Grand Vin is the product of exceptional terroirs from the former Leoville estate.

These terroirs are located mainly in the Clos Léoville Las Cases, which you pass as you leave Saint- Julien village for Pauillac. They extend over nearly 60ha producing Cabernet Sauvignons and Cabernet Francs with a complex, polished expression and characteristics which are totally unique to the Grand Vin of Léoville du Marquis de Las Cases and have been widely recognized for years. " - Winery

Product Detail

Item # 105188
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region St Julien
Ratings

99 - Wine Enthusiast

98+ - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

98 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

98 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

97 - Decanter

97 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2015
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper, green bean, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast and tar
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, tobacco, broccoli, berry, flower, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather