2015 Chateau Leoville Las Cases Saint Julien

$224.95
WA98+

This structured, august St.-Julien defines “Super Second.” Galloni raves, “A vivid, mesmerizing wine, the 2015 Léoville Las Cases is stunning in its beauty. Unusually rich and sumptuous for Las Cases, the 2015 possesses magnificent intensity and power from start to finish.” That is quite an endorsement
PRE-ARRIVAL; WINE ARRIVES JANUARY 2019.

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Winemaker:
Jean Hubert Delon
Vintage:
2015
Aging:
20 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 80% new
Country of Origin:
France
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
St. Julien
Total Varietal Composition %:
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc and 6% Merlot
Alcohol %:
13.8%
Score Wine Advocate:
91
SKU #:
1WLLC15IR3
WA98+

Wine Advocate

Composed of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc and 6% Merlot, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Léoville Las Cases has a slightly closed nose, revealing notes of crème de cassis, baked blueberries and black forest cake with touches of licorice, violets and Indian spices plus a waft of dusty soil. The palate is medium to full-bodied, concentrated and built like a brick house, with firm, ripe, velvety tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and spicy.