chateau leoville las cases 2eme cru classe, saint-julien 2021
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
97

2021 chateau leoville las cases 2eme cru classe, saint-julien

Why We're Buying

Bordeaux only has 15 second-growth wine estates. Château Léoville-Las Cases is one of them. The château pushes the boundaries of what wine can be, yielding some of the most highly regarded red blends on the Left Bank.

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
97

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

One of the wines of the vintage, the 2021 Léoville Las Cases is reminiscent of a hypothetical blend of the 1999 and 1996—only better. Offering up incipiently complex aromas of cassis, plums and dark berries mingled with loamy soil, cigar wrapper and exotic spices, it's full-bodied, layered and multidimensional, with superb amplitude and concentration, velvety tannins, lively acids and a long, penetrating finish. Uniting classicism and charm, it exemplifies how a great terroir, exigent agronomy and meticulous winemaking can deliver greatness even in a less propitious vintage. It's a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc and a mere 5% Merlot this year, checking in at 13.2% alcohol. 95-97