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Le Petit Lion du Marquis de Las Cases

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2023
91
Creme de cassis pops with your initial sniff before you find the flowers, blackberries, and tobacco notes. The wine is forward, with ample layers of blackberries, and creamy-textured, red currants to age for 12-15 years. This is a perfect introduction to Leoville Las Cases. The wine blends 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, and 8% Cabernet Franc. 13.5% ABV. Drink from 2027-2039. 90-92 Pts.

Creme de cassis pops with your initial sniff before you find the flowers, blackberries, and tobacco notes. The wine is forward, with ample layers of blackberries, and creamy-textured, red currants to age for 12-15 years. This is a perfect introduction to Leoville Las Cases. The wine blends 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, and 8% Cabernet Franc. 13.5% ABV. Drink from 2027-2039. 90-92 Pts.

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2022
92
With a black currant based core of fruit, the wine is medium-bodied, fresh, easy to like, and is ready to displays its layers of cassis, black cherries, smoke, herbs, and cedar. This is a good example of a baby Leoville Las Cases. The wine blends 55.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38.5% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc. 14.04% ABV. Drink from 2026-2038. 91-93 Pts.

With a black currant based core of fruit, the wine is medium-bodied, fresh, easy to like, and is ready to displays its layers of cassis, black cherries, smoke, herbs, and cedar. This is a good example of a baby Leoville Las Cases. The wine blends 55.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38.5% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc. 14.04% ABV. Drink from 2026-2038. 91-93 Pts.

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2021
90
Flowers, cedar, cigar box and tobacco leaf add to the bright, cranberries, orange and red currants in the nose. The wine is medium-bodied, crisp and with a fresh, sweet and tart, crunchy finish. The wine is a blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc, 13.27% ABV. Drink from 2025-2037. 89-91

Flowers, cedar, cigar box and tobacco leaf add to the bright, cranberries, orange and red currants in the nose. The wine is medium-bodied, crisp and with a fresh, sweet and tart, crunchy finish. The wine is a blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc, 13.27% ABV. Drink from 2025-2037. 89-91

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2020
92
Elegant, refined and fresh, the wine is packed with tobacco leaf, cherry, cedar and spice. Medium-bodied and lifted, with gorgeous notes of kirsch, cassis and smoky cherries on the palate and in the finish, this baby Leoville Las Cases is going to be just great with only a year or two of age. The wine blends 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc. 91-93 Pts

Elegant, refined and fresh, the wine is packed with tobacco leaf, cherry, cedar and spice. Medium-bodied and lifted, with gorgeous notes of kirsch, cassis and smoky cherries on the palate and in the finish, this baby Leoville Las Cases is going to be just great with only a year or two of age. The wine blends 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc. 91-93 Pts

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2019
92
Cassis and Boysenberry with a good dose of tobacco leaf create the nose. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied with a creamy, forward, open currant filled profile that offers a serious, baby version of Leoville Las Cases that delivers an already tasty red and black fruit filled palate and a soft, creamy round finish. Drink from 2023-2034.

Cassis and Boysenberry with a good dose of tobacco leaf create the nose. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied with a creamy, forward, open currant filled profile that offers a serious, baby version of Leoville Las Cases that delivers an already tasty red and black fruit filled palate and a soft, creamy round finish. Drink from 2023-2034.

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Boysenberry, black pit fruit, tobacco, and earthy nuances create the nose. The medium-bodied wine offers a forward, sweet, juicy, round, black fruit-filled palate experience with a hint of dusty cocoa in the soft, round finish. The wine blends 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc reaching 14.01% ABV. 91-93 Pts

Boysenberry, black pit fruit, tobacco, and earthy nuances create the nose. The medium-bodied wine offers a forward, sweet, juicy, round, black fruit-filled palate experience with a hint of dusty cocoa in the soft, round finish. The wine blends 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc reaching 14.01% ABV. 91-93 Pts

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2018
91
Here you find a family resemblance to the Grand Vin. Lighter, closer to ready to drink and softer for sure, but this Baby Las Cases is perfect for restaurants and early drinking with its black raspberry and currant profile, coupled with round tannins, a fruit filled, supple textured finish and hints of tobacco. Enjoy this over the next decade or more while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop. The wine is a blend of 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Franc, 14.5% ABV.

Here you find a family resemblance to the Grand Vin. Lighter, closer to ready to drink and softer for sure, but this Baby Las Cases is perfect for restaurants and early drinking with its black raspberry and currant profile, coupled with round tannins, a fruit filled, supple textured finish and hints of tobacco. Enjoy this over the next decade or more while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop. The wine is a blend of 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Franc, 14.5% ABV.

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The lift and zest is felt right away on the palate. It is hard to believe this is a second wine with this much fruit, tension and crunch in the fruit. The finish is on the bright, crisp, red berry side. Enjoy this over the next decade or more while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop. The wine is a blend of 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Franc. 90-92 Pts

The lift and zest is felt right away on the palate. It is hard to believe this is a second wine with this much fruit, tension and crunch in the fruit. The finish is on the bright, crisp, red berry side. Enjoy this over the next decade or more while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop. The wine is a blend of 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Franc. 90-92 Pts

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2016
91
Tobacco, cassis, spice and floral characteristics are found in the nose. On the palate, the wine serves up a juicy, sweet, fresh, slightly bright red berry palate with a hint of spice in the end note. Give this a few years and enjoy it over the next 10-15 years after that.

Tobacco, cassis, spice and floral characteristics are found in the nose. On the palate, the wine serves up a juicy, sweet, fresh, slightly bright red berry palate with a hint of spice in the end note. Give this a few years and enjoy it over the next 10-15 years after that.

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2009
90
Medium bodied, bright, crisp and lively, the wine delivers a crunchy, fresh blast of clean, pure cassis that is ready for prime time drinking.

Medium bodied, bright, crisp and lively, the wine delivers a crunchy, fresh blast of clean, pure cassis that is ready for prime time drinking.

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