2005 Château Léoville-Las-Cases, Cru Classé St-Julien

Cultured, aristocratic, well bred, this is fine saint-julien from a property
that can do no wrong. Las Cases is always deeply coloured and
concentrated and in 2005 it has produced a majestic wine that will last
for a generation and more. However Las Cases is not all about weight
and substance for although the palate was quite closed on the day of
our visit, deep down there were hints of the wealth of flavours and
complexity that will open out in the years to come. Located adjacent to
the Saint-Julien/Pauillac boundary (Latour is its northerly neighbour) Las
Cases can easily be confused as a pauillac – its power, intensity and
pencil shaving scent akin to wines across the appellation border. A
structured and powerful Las Cases but there is no sign of over-extraction.
Richness of fruit tempers a strong framework. A legend in the making
from one of Bordeaux’ most consistent performers. Drink 18 – 35

Pricing
Case, 12 Bottles
From a client
1 available
£2,912.16

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Saint-Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    67% Cabernet Sauvignon
    17% Merlot
    13% Cabernet Franc
    3% Petit Verdot
  • Maturity
    Ready 2015 - 2035
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Deuxième Cru
2005 Château Léoville-Las-Cases, Cru Classé St-Julien