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chat leoville las cases 11
750ML
2011

$169.98 $199.99 Save $30.01 (15%)

SKU: 09675
Alcohol Content : 14.1%
Producer Château Léoville Las Cases
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Subregion St.-Julien
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
Size 750ml

 

Description

This has some toast to shed, but retains a terrific core of crushed plum and blackberry confiture. Has a beautiful ripple of charcoal for texture, honest acidity for balance and a bolt of iron that keeps this firmly grounded. A brick-house Cabernet. Best from through 2030. 

One of the more formidably backward and potentially long-lived wines of the vintage, the medium to full-bodied Leoville Las Cases behaves like a first-growth, which in a sense it truly is. Revealing a dense inky/purple color, it is a structured, rich, impressively endowed effort that is meant for the long haul. Atypical for this vintage, it requires 5-7 years of bottle age and should drink well for two decades thereafter. The final blend was 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Yields were a low 27 hectoliters per hectare, and the natural alcohol achieved 13.4%.