This incredible 2000 vintage Bordeaux blend from the revered Chateau Leoville-Las Cases is a full-bodied blend of nearly 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.4% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc. It has a stunning dark purple/ruby colour with fruity yet smoky aromas dominating, the scents of black currants and kirsch liqueur wonderful. On the palate it is round and juicy with good acidity, typical purity , layered ripeness and a profound finish. Utterly amazing.
3 Point Summary
Full-bodied and ripe with dark fruits with an intense and profound finish.
Did you know..?
The proximity of the Gironde River to Leoville-Las Cases creates a special microclimate that enables very early ripening of the grapes and protects the vineyards from frost.
100/100 - James Suckling. 97/100 - Falstaff Magazine 2015. 92/100 - Jean-Marc Quarin 2014.
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Serve at Temp
18 *C / 64 *F
A Bordeaux Blend is a combination of grape varieties. Traditionally Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are seen as vital components and many wines are made exclusively from a blend of these two varieties, but other grapes such as Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec are often used. Red Bordeaux Blends are known for powerful structure and deep flavours of dark fruits and berries such as plum and blackcurrant, whilst relatively high tannins imbue the wines with well-defined body.
One of the oldest Medoc estates, Domaine de Léoville belonged to some of the most influential noble French families before it was acquired by the Las Cases family. The estate was split up between 1826 and 1840 as a result of the French Revolution but following its conclusion Château Léoville Las Cases was created from 3/5 of the original estate and the heart of the domain. The Grand Vin’s current terroir has now been managed by the same family since the late 19th century and is today seen as an icon of the Medoc sub-region.
Bordeaux is situated in south-west France and is arguably the world’s most famous and prolific wine region. The majority of Bordeaux wines are the dry, medium and full-bodied red Bordeaux Blends and the finest examples come from the regions of Haut-Médoc, Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. Bordeaux is also known for exquisite white wines; both dry styles, particularly from Pessac-Léognan, and the sweeter offerings from of Sauternes.