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France

Bordeaux – Saint-Julien

Chateau Léoville Las Cases 2007

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Ratings

95 100

JAMES SUCKLING

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DECANTER

94 100

BECKUSTATOR

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ALEXANDRE MA

The estate

One of the oldest Medoc estates, Domaine de Léoville belonged to some of the wealthiest and 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. (Expropriation of emigrants’ property and constitution of egalitarian redistribution). Château Léoville Las Cases was created, thanks to a kind of birthright, from 3/5 of the original estate and the heart of the domain. The Grand Vin’s current terroir has therefore been at the historic heart of the original terroir since the 17th century. Pierre Jean, Adolphe and Gabriel de Las Cases were successive heirs to the property until 1900, when Théophile Skawinski purchased a share in the estate and became its manager. Léoville Las Cases has now been managed by the same family since the late 19th century and is today represented by Jean-Hubert Delon, sole owner of the Château and proprietor of Château Potensac in the Medoc and Château Nénin in Pomerol.

The vineyard

The Grand Enclos de Las Cases is blessed with a very complex terroir. Mostly made up of Quaternary gravel on a sandy-gravelly and clayey-gravelly subsoil, we also find clays of varying depths and compactness, sometimes even outcropping. The proximity of the Gironde is responsible for this great diversity of soils, created over the geological periods by successive superimpositions. In addition, the river generates a very specific microclimate which allows the grapes to ripen very early and protects the vineyards from frost. This range of geological combinations influences the development of the vine and the constitution of the grapes. This incomparable terroir offers the great wine its unique personality.

The vintage

Château Léoville Las Cases comprises two properties with distinct terroir characteristics and therefore produces two first wines with different tastes, despite an obvious filiation. The Grand Vin de Las Cases is for the most part made from the exceptional terroirs of the former Domaine de Léoville. These terroirs are mainly located in the Clos Léoville Las Cases, at the exit of the Bourg de Saint-Julien, in the direction of Pauillac. The complex and accomplished expression of the Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc gives the Grand Vin de Léoville du Marquis de las Cases its own unique character, which has long been universally recognised.

Thanks to a very hot spring the beginning of the cycle was quick and very early then the colder weather of July slowed the growth down considerably. The vintage continued with a cool and rainy month of August. A welcome change in the weather came with the month of September, ideally hot and dry, allowing the grapes to finish the ripening process in excellent conditions.

Information

  • Domain Chateau Léoville Las Cases
  • Vineyard Médoc
  • Color
    Red
  • Vintage 2007
  • Classification 2e Cru Classé
  • Variety 82% Cabernet Sauvignon
    10% Cabernet Franc
    8% Merlot
  • Culture Sustainable agriculture
  • Alcohol degrees13.5°
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Tasting Notes

Eye, bouquet, palate

Fresh and elegant, Las Cases 2007 is now perfectly ready to be enjoyed: its terroir is singing through notes of cedar, graphite, but also black berry and spice aromas. On the palate, the wine is distinguished by its harmony and the finesse of its tannins, which are extremely silky while maintaining a splendid, caressing structure. A noble wine, now at its apotheosis, but with enough reserve for several more years.

Temperature

16°

Drinking window

2040-2045

Wine and food pairing

veal fillet with morels, duck breast with grapes and crushed vitelottes, chicken tagine, grilled cod with chorizo, pan-fried vegetables with madras curry.