Grand Vin du Château Léoville Las Cases 2017 – Saint-Julien Cru Classé

Grand Vin du Château Léoville Las Cases 2017 – Saint-Julien Cru Classé

The nose is elegant, fresh, concentrated and gourmand. It reveals notes of boysenberry, wild strawberry, crushed blueberry and more slightly redcurrant, cherry associated with fine/discreet touches of Sichuan pepper, violet, liquorice, a very discreet hint of menthol as well as hints of Bourbon vanilla, nut and milky caramel. After aeration, apparition of fine hints of Sichuan pepper and oriental spices. The palate is fruity, elegant, fine, racy, aerial and offers a beautiful freshness, a beautiful minerality/mineral frame, creaminess, a beautiful definition, a fine silky sensation as well as a beautiful finesse. On the palate this wine expresses notes of juicy/ripe boysenberry, juicy/ripe strawberry and more slightly cherry associated with touches of crushed cassis, chocolate, Bourbon vanilla, caramelization as well as subtle touches of nut, dark chocolate and a subtle hint of sugared tobacco on the finish. Tannins are fine, elegant, bewitching and offer a small chewiness. Very beautiful grain on the persistence/aftertaste. A wine all in fullness!

Note (Score): 18.5/20

Note (Score): 97/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 04/2018

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée (Sustainable Agriculture)

Type (Kind): Rouge (Red)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille (Bottle)

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Oui (Yes)