(1995 Vintage) The Grand Vin is the product of exceptional terroirs from the former Léoville 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.
tried at Rob/Nat Xmas dinner 2010; probably biggest disappointment of the night. 22 yrs old. nose was all bell pepper/no fruit, slightly more enjoyable on the palate but still more earthy than fruit. RP 92
Drank 2002 impressive. typical of the region.
Robert Parker(2006 Vintage) Rating: 93-95 - As reviewed by Robert Parker
Wine Spectator(2006 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2009
Robert Parker(2006 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/01/2009
Wine & Spirits(2005 Vintage) The superb second wine, the 2005 Clos du Marquis, reflects the utter brilliance of the 2005 grand vin. It boasts an inky/ruby/purple color along with a sweet perfume of lead pencil, ripe cherries and black currants, and hints of earth and vanillin. Dense, chewy, fleshy, and full-bodied, this beauty will be drinkable in 3ndash;4 years, and should keep for 15ndash;20.
Wine Spectator(2003 Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2006