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Château Léoville-Las Cases 2006

Château Léoville-Las Cases 2006

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Product info

Country
France
Vintage
2006
Producer
Château Léoville-Las Cases
Region
Bordeaux
Location
PCB - Immediately available stock
Bottle Size
Bottle (750ml)
Case Quantity
12
Type
Red Wine
Stock Status
6 loose bottles

£114.17 (Per Bottle In Bond)

£1,370.00 (Case Price In Bond)

£1,646.68 (Duty Paid inc. VAT)

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Tasting Notes and Scores

Reviewer Score Notes
Robert M. Parker, Jr. 95 Not surprisingly, Leoville Las Cases has produced another classic, potentially long-lived wine in 2006. Among the St.-Juliens, it, Ducru Beaucaillou, and Leoville Barton possess the potential for the greatest longevity. Interestingly, when I visited this chateau in January, proprietor Jean-Hubert Delon offered me two samples, one where the cork had been pulled immediately prior to tasting, and another that had been decanted four hours earlier. Both were superb, but the wine that had had extended aeration was clearly the finer offering. The opaque purple-hued 2006- only 40% of the crop made it into the final blend- exhibits a personality that mimics the superb 1996. Classic aromas of sweet black raspberries, kirsch, cassis, and subtle toasty oak are followed by a full-bodied, concentrated wine displaying moderately high tannin. This cuvee can often resemble a Pauillac wrapped in the St.-Julien appellation, and the 2006 is no exception. A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.5% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc, it will require significant cellaring before consumption

Maturity: 2019-2039 • Reviewed: February 2009 • Source: Wine Advocate