Château Léoville Las Cases is a winery in the Saint-Julien appellation of Bordeaux. The name of the castle “Château Léoville Las Cases” is also the name of the red wine produced by this property. The wine produced here was classified as one of fifteen Deuxièmes Crus in the original Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. Léoville-Las Cases was one of the first winery in Bordeaux to introduce a second wine named “Clos du Marquis”. Since 2007, the Chateau has offered a new wine known as “Le Petit Lion de Marquis de Las Cases”. The vineyard area in total extends 97 hectares. The largest plot (60 hectares) of Léoville-Las Cases vineyards, known as the Grand Clos. Grand Clos is located on the northern boundary of St-Julien, with only the Juillac tributary separating its vineyards from those of Château Latour. The grape variety distribution of the vineyard is 65% of Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% of Merlot, 12% of Cabernet Franc and 3% of Petit Verdot. Today the vines average 30 years of age.
The wine produced by this area is undoubtedly one of the best wines of Saint-Julien appellation, but also one of the best wines of Bordeaux. This wine has a black dress with purple reflections. The nose is delicate and powerful, you can feel the candied fruit and the warm wood. On the palate the wine is dense, with silky tannins, long finish is unusual for such a young wine, which suggests a great aging potential.