2011 Leoville Las Cases Tasting Notes show Structured to Age


2011 Leoville Las Cases – From 76% Cabernet Sauvignon with equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.4% alcohol and will be aged in 80% new oak. The pH is 3.63. Inky in color, this is one of the darkest, most concentrated wines of the vintage. Espresso bean, black cherry, truffle, gravel, cedar wood, tobacco and cassis are found in the perfume. Powerful and rich with ample tannins, acidity and structure, this classic wine ends with a long, fresh cassis and ripe blackberry finish. Like all the best vintages of Leoville Las Cases, 2011 Leoville Las Cases needs a lot of time in the cellar before consumption. 93-95 Pts


2011 Clos du Marquis was produced from 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Franc. From low yields of 27 hectoliters per hectare, the wine reached 13.6% alcohol and will be aged in 40% new oak. Ruby in color, black raspberry, floral, coffee bean and dark cherry scents are found on the nose.  Sweet, ripe, fresh, juicy cassis rounds out the finish. This is quite charming. 90-91 Pts

2011 Le Petit Lion de Marquis de Las Cases – The official second wine of Chateau Leoville, Las Cases was produced from a blend of 54% Merlot,  42.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot and a tiny dab of  Cabernet Franc. Reaching 13.6% alcohol, the wine will be aged in 22% new oak. Ruby in color, with scents of gravel, earth, spice and tobacco, the medium-bodied wine is fresh, clean and filled with spicy crème de cassis.  88-90 Pts

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