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Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2014 - Case of 12 Bottles (75cl)

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    The 2014 Leoville-Las Cases is a blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, with Cabernet Franc and Merlot, cropped at 33 hectoliters per hectare and matured in 85% new oak. There is 6.8% vin de presse this year. Picked between 30 September and 13 October over 12 days. It has a delectable bouquet with very precise, mineral-rich black fruit infused with oyster shell, which appears to be a leitmotif of Jean-Huber Delon's 2014s! The palate is medium-bodied with wondrous purity and tension, the acidity beautifully poised and imparting the palpable sense of energy from start to finish. Where it really excels is on the finish: exquisite structure, very complex with enormous persistence that lingers for more than a minute. Surely the wine of the appellation, ditto one of the best Left Bank 2014s.

    Country/Region: France, Saint-Julien

    Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon 79%, Merlot 10%, Cabernet Franc 11%

    Packaging: OWC - 12x750ml

    Robert Parker: 96 /100