Château Léoville-Las Cases

Le Petit Lion de Marquis de Las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.1109 ratings
9.014 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
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Time for #AgedWineTuesday. Here is a nice one from Saint Julien.

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

On the nose, red cherries, blueberries, sweet raspberries, oak, licorice, spices, cloves and earth.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with black currants, black cherries, raspberries, wood, light vanilla, licorice, light vegetables, earth, leather, dark chocolates, tobacco and spices.

Medium plus on the finish with tangy raspberries and soft tannins.

This is a nice Left Bank red, the Second Wine from this château. Showing mild complexity and a nice mouthfeel.

Tangy and fruity. Good by itself and better with food.

This 10 year old from the great 2010 vintage is starting to drink nicely now, but needs 5 to 10 years in the bottle to mature property and balance itself out.

Needs 3 hours to open up properly.

Wine Enthusiasts 92 points. Thank you Wendy for sharing.

I paired it with roast beef and mashed potatoes.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$90.

Time for #AgedWineTuesday. Here is a nice one from Saint Julien.

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

On the nose, red cherries, blueberries, sweet raspberries, oak, licorice, spices, cloves and earth.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with black currants, black cherries, raspberries, wood, light vanilla, licorice, light vegetables, earth, leather, dark chocolates, tobacco and spices.

Medium plus on the finish with tangy raspberries and soft tannins.

This is a nice Left Bank red, the Second Wine from this château. Showing mild complexity and a nice mouthfeel.

Tangy and fruity. Good by itself and better with food.

This 10 year old from the great 2010 vintage is starting to drink nicely now, but needs 5 to 10 years in the bottle to mature property and balance itself out.

Needs 3 hours to open up properly.

Wine Enthusiasts 92 points. Thank you Wendy for sharing.

I paired it with roast beef and mashed potatoes.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$90.

May 5th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 60% Merlot and sits on oak (30% new). A rich wine with aromas of ripe dark berry fruits, bramble and flinty notes. On the palate big fruit flavors, blackberry and blueberry with leathery tar tones, well balanced with acidity. Firm tannins needs time to open, lingers, ending with a chalky mineral character. A great 2nd label wine!

A blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 60% Merlot and sits on oak (30% new). A rich wine with aromas of ripe dark berry fruits, bramble and flinty notes. On the palate big fruit flavors, blackberry and blueberry with leathery tar tones, well balanced with acidity. Firm tannins needs time to open, lingers, ending with a chalky mineral character. A great 2nd label wine!

Jun 27th, 2018
Chris MacLean

Took time to shed the perfume of oak, but came together nicely after 30-45 minutes. Brighter and sweeter fruit than the La Croix, with less flavor depth.

Took time to shed the perfume of oak, but came together nicely after 30-45 minutes. Brighter and sweeter fruit than the La Croix, with less flavor depth.

Jun 3rd, 2018
Brian Szluk

Nose: bit horsey, black fruit, chocolate and coffee.
Taste: very acidic, golden raisins, eucalyptus, bay leaf, rosemary, dried jerky.

Nose: bit horsey, black fruit, chocolate and coffee.
Taste: very acidic, golden raisins, eucalyptus, bay leaf, rosemary, dried jerky.

Feb 23rd, 2018
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.3

How could I pass up a chance to try the ultimate critter wine... The unicorn Bordeaux- the 2nd label of Las Cases!!! Although this was young and oaky compared to what we usually like to drink with our steak, it had great texture and an "expensive" feel to it. This is dark, powerful Cab driven stuff and of super high quality!

How could I pass up a chance to try the ultimate critter wine... The unicorn Bordeaux- the 2nd label of Las Cases!!! Although this was young and oaky compared to what we usually like to drink with our steak, it had great texture and an "expensive" feel to it. This is dark, powerful Cab driven stuff and of super high quality!

2 people found it helpfulSep 12th, 2015
Tom Kobylarz

The true second wine of Leoville Las Cases. An elegant and subtle nose of red currants and cassis, a touch of oak but just enough the wine should eat up in time. The palate is medium+ body, with elegance and typicity of a deep Cabernet from a great year. The acidity is outstanding and supremely fresh. The tannin are young, firm but long and this wine will only gain with more time in the bottle. #notthemarquis

The true second wine of Leoville Las Cases. An elegant and subtle nose of red currants and cassis, a touch of oak but just enough the wine should eat up in time. The palate is medium+ body, with elegance and typicity of a deep Cabernet from a great year. The acidity is outstanding and supremely fresh. The tannin are young, firm but long and this wine will only gain with more time in the bottle. #notthemarquis

Jan 16th, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

Lush ripe plum, black cherries, black raspberries, cooked strawberries bring up the fruit rear, dark chocolate caramel bar, crushed dry minerals, dry stones, turned black earth, soft leather, bright acidity and polish ripe juicy finish. If this prices under $60 at this point, buy it!!! Drink one and hold the rest for five plus years until you have the next one.

Lush ripe plum, black cherries, black raspberries, cooked strawberries bring up the fruit rear, dark chocolate caramel bar, crushed dry minerals, dry stones, turned black earth, soft leather, bright acidity and polish ripe juicy finish. If this prices under $60 at this point, buy it!!! Drink one and hold the rest for five plus years until you have the next one.

Oct 15th, 2016
Guillermo Gonzalez

Decanted for 3 hours. Ruby-purple color. Violet aromatics. Sour cherry, cassis, pencil shavings. Balanced tannins. Drinking beautifully. Part 2 of filet dinner.

Decanted for 3 hours. Ruby-purple color. Violet aromatics. Sour cherry, cassis, pencil shavings. Balanced tannins. Drinking beautifully. Part 2 of filet dinner.

Aug 30th, 2020
Ryan Guy

Starts out youthful and sappy. Opens nicely with air, showing a bouquet of violets, cedar, clove, vanilla, espresso, and dark cherry. Balanced well with bounding acidity leading to gentle yet persistent tannins. Dark forest berries surround a bright cherry core. Oak influence shows too, with appreciate depth. Great showing for a second label. Drink with decant or hold a year or two longer.

Starts out youthful and sappy. Opens nicely with air, showing a bouquet of violets, cedar, clove, vanilla, espresso, and dark cherry. Balanced well with bounding acidity leading to gentle yet persistent tannins. Dark forest berries surround a bright cherry core. Oak influence shows too, with appreciate depth. Great showing for a second label. Drink with decant or hold a year or two longer.

Aug 3rd, 2020
Jim Takada

Rich and elegant Bordeaux. Lovely condition.

Rich and elegant Bordeaux. Lovely condition.

Jan 19th, 2019