Chateau Leoville-Las Cases


The Leoville plateau has long been recognised as one of the best spots in Bordeaux for producing long-lived, complex, powerful wines. Once upon a time, it was a unitary estate, for a while owned by the Marquis de Las Cases. Then came the revolution, and the estate was seized, and split into three parts, later identified as Las Cases, Barton and Poyferre. Las Cases has the heart of the old estate, the Grand Clos, which sits on gravel soils up to ten metres deep. The Clos sits on the border with Pauillac, just across the Juillac stream from the vineyards of Latour, a neighbour with whom Las Cases is often compared.

Las Cases has been the jewel in the crown of the Delon family’s holdings since 1900. (They also own Medoc property Potensac, and Pomerol’s Nenin). The vineyard is planted to 67 per cent Cabernet Sauvignon, 23 per cent Merlot, and 10 per cent Cabernet Franc. Viticulture in the Clos is almost entirely organic, and winemaking is traditional, with 80-90 per cent new oak used. Las Cases is always a monumental wine, sometimes a powerhouse, sometimes incredibly elegant and sometimes – in recent vintages – a clear contender for title of wine of the vintage. (NT 10/08/23)

Vintage Description Cs Sz Bt Sz Cs Bts Cs ib Cs inc Bt inc
2023 young Clos du Marquis (St-Julien)
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6x 75cl ep ep £231.00 - - Buy
2001 ready Leoville-Las Cases (St-Julien)
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12x 75cl 0 1 - £2,508.00 £209.00 Buy
2002 drink or keep Leoville-Las Cases (St-Julien)
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12x 75cl 0 0 £1,400.00 - - Buy
2006 drink or keep Leoville-Las Cases (St-Julien)
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12x 75cl 1 0 £1,500.00 - - Buy
2011 drink or keep Leoville-Las Cases (St-Julien)
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6x 75cl 1 0 £660.00 - - Buy
2023 young Las Cases (St-Julien)
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6x 75cl ep ep £831.00 - - Buy
2023 young Petit Lion Marquis Las Cases (St-Julien)
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6x 75cl ep ep £216.00 - - Buy