Chteau Leoville Las Cases
Château Léoville Las cases
Popularity and ability with the unfailing number one! Robert Parker's "ratings Château Léoville Las cars perfectly, the King of San Julian, rare Bordeaux, each year unconditionally buy one. … Backed eagerly promoted to first grade if the 1855 ratings being reviewed? "And praising the 5 star star ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ rating!
Par Grand Cru vineyard "La Tour" right next to the world! San Julian village in Médoc district is a popular is "Léoville three brothers". Léoville was once the same field three-part of the name of the owner at the time, prefaced with the name of this Las. The LasAlways said "with quality of MEDOC first class second-class' meaning [unfailing] the evaluation cited as the largest, highest in the village of Saint-JulienRated.
Major field is adjacent to the famous 1st Chateau [Latour], sat lion trade mark depicted on the label of a gate and stone walls. Utilizing the gravel was taken by the Gironde River were deposited, well-drained soil, mainly grown Cabernet Sauvignon.
Wines are dark colors are most in St Julian's, drink legume type called palate until 10 or 15 years is required. This wine is somewhat strong taste of individuality of Pauillac, St Julian's is described as "combines the subtlety of the forcefulness of the Pauillac and Margaux" is. It is proves to be profound enough tannins and plenty of volume, and dense, take comparable to grade 1.
Michel Duran's previous owner, 80's, 90's and continued building is said to be greatest in the Médoc wine. He is a perfectionist's famous Bordeaux, so 86 years of great vintage year even had downgraded more than 50% of harvest continued commitment to quality.
In recent years, he succeeded his son, sticking of winemaking. For example, the replanting of vines all take Masaru-selection method. This is the screen from vineyard vines and seedlings raised from its branches, be grafted onto the rootstock is very tedious work. In addition, wines made from grapes grown from the heart of Las is surrounded by stone walls does not make when judged, even less than the quality of Las never blend.Average production only "30 percent" Las that would not be a very strict criteria.
Robert Parker Jr. " Bordeaux, 4th Edition "
Léoville Las cars is without a doubt a great name, and is one of the great Bordeaux wines. major field more than 40 ha adjacent to the Latour, as beautiful as the picture. And surrounded by stone walls, drawn to the wine label.
Not to be outdone anywhere is unparalleled in terms of enthusiasm and careful largest Chateau in Bordeaux, on the quality of the wine, some way. Has served as the late Michel Duran was responsible, but that in recent years, his son Jean-Hubert. Michel Duran is a proud man and had earned the respect that had been also same as contempt. Claims and perfectionist, but his critics, and the number is a lot, but he sell wine with a trick. That said according to their claim, a great vintage stint not make only a modest amount, gouging the price artificially. Not anyone can do, however, find fault with the brilliant quality. In a geeky obsession that it would make his wine is wine throughout the Médoc as well as Saint-Julien's best product!
Vintage crop, such as in 1986, more than 50% of the high yield or other persons in 1990 to get downgraded 67% that amount to startle?? The person to introduce third-wine (vinyarnon), as well as a second wine? The effective cooling of Chai (wine warehouse) is handsomely laid marble floors? Tow Jack, d powder and a competent Assistant to Michel Rolland (not live null enologist) Michelle Duron know he likes, dislikes or is anyway, and continued to build one of the 1980s and 1990s Médoc's greatest wines. Seems have the ability not just to follow the policies of his father and son.
Unevenness in the wine after World War II, in 1975 after succession, successVintage 2000, 1996, 1995, 1994, in 1990, 1986, 1985, in 1982, in 1978, 1975 like perfectly near the wine is born. It has become in these vintage, in fact, most of the MEDOC first luxury Chateau as a profound wine.
Compared to the major rival in Saint-Julien, ducru = balky u wine of Léoville-Las-cars are shades slightly darker and more kabacam, larger scale, more condensed taste stronger, needless to say long term storage in mind, are being built. That situation through for wine, just wait until the traditional wines, and moderate drinking was 10-15 years of patience. I would eagerly support the elevation to first-class Langoa Barton, and grey or Larose had reviewed for the 1855 Bordeaux classification, such as the Léoville Las cars like ducru-bocaiyou, now dragging.
Rating Château Léoville Las cars are King of Saint-Julien, and few Bordeaux, each year unconditionally buy one thing. Consistently good first-class quality and the 1980's, 1990's grades were notable. Recently, made as an elegant style facing the characteristic richness, depth, structure, keeps close balance perfectly. Saint-Julien, most expensive wine, but still remained within acceptable limits prices. Speculative home favorite wine is not rarely never not seen at auction, but look at the consumer level, first-class wine as more expensive but quality is often equivalent to first-class at. The second wine Clos du Marquis also good, comparable to take grade 3 or 4 wines in the best vintage.
Average annual production: 216000 book
Average age: 30 years
Planting density: 8000 books/HA
Average yield: 42-50hl/ha
Training: fermentation and maceration in temperature controlled wood, concrete, stainless steel vessel 12 to 20 days;
Aging is a 12-24 months 50-100% new barrels by vintage. Filtration clarification, but has not.
Grape varieties: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 13% Cabernet franc, 3% Petit Verdot
Owner: SC du-Château Léoville-Las-cars (Duran House)