Chateau Leoville Las Cases is one of the largest and oldest classified growths in the Medoc region of France. The fruit is harvested by hand. The fermentation vessels include a fascinating mix of wooden, cement and stainless steel vats. When finished the wine is pumped to the barrel cellar. Here it is transferred into oak barrique, between 50% and 100% new for the grand vin, depending on the vintage.
International Wine CellarRating: 90/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 108, May/June 2003 Good full medium ruby. Superripe, exotic aromas of roasted currant, smoked meat and cocoa powder. Sweet, lush and silky, with compelling depth of texture and an intriguing gamey note. Very long finish features lush tannins.
Robert ParkerRating: 91/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 146
Wine SpectatorRating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator