Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2015
- Saint Julien
- Red Wine
Second Growth. Deuxieme Grand Cru Classe in 1855. Also known as 'Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de Las Cases'
Producing arguably the archetypal Left Bank red wine, Saint-Julien might not boast a first growth but this small appellation is highly-regarded for the consistant quality of its red wines.
A Bordeaux Blend, at its most basic, is any combination of those grape varieties typically used to make the red wines of Bordeaux. The phrase, which seems to have originated with British wine merchants in the 19th Century, relates as much to wines made from the blend as to the grape variety combination itself.
Tasting note: "Dark in color and fruit, this is powerful, concentrated, firm, elegant and really packs a punch. The deep black fruits are soft. They fill your palate with gushing fruit. Here you find a massive wall of tannin, but the tannins are so ripe and polished, you almost do not notice them. The finish is long, lingering and expansive. Give this at least a decade or more before popping a cork.”