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Clos du Marquis 2006
The grapes for this younger sibling of Léoville-Las Cases come fromseparate vineyards surrounded on all sides by Second Growths, so it shouldn'tbe an enormous surprise that it has produced a wine of this quality in 2006. Itis incredibly elegant, with rich, stylish blackcurrant and raspberry fruitsupported by firm tannins. There is an excellent structure and complexityboosted by the extra Cabernet Franc this year (13%, plus 44% CabernetSauvignon, 41% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot) and a pure, long, focused finish.This is one of the great buys of the vintage.
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The final blend of Leoville Las Cases is 13.29% alcohol and is made up of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.5% Merlot and less than one percent Cabernet Franc. The wine is being aged in two-thirds new barrels. The nose shows a creamy richness and great class with a profound reserve of black fruits. In the mouth, the wine exhibits superb richness allied with a muscular tanninc frame and firm acidity. A great, classic Medoc wine. Robert Parker 93-95. Tasted from barrel April '07.
Offers a pure nose of crushed raspberry and violet, with aniseed. Full-bodied, with beautiful, well-integrated tannins and a long, polished texture to the finish. Very beautiful. Harmonious and structured. Best after 2015. -JS Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2006 Leoville-Las Cases 1500ml
Fabulous aromas of mineral, currant and blackberry. Full and supersilky, with a long, long finish. Very fine tannins, even though there are loads of them. Long and round. Reminiscent of the excellent 1996 Las Cases, but better. J.S. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2006 Leoville-Las Cases 6000ml
Not surprisingly, Leoville Las Cases has produced another classic, potentially long-lived wine in 2006. Among the St.-Juliens, it, Ducru Beaucaillou, and Leoville Barton possess the potential for the greatest longevity. Interestingly, when I visited this chateau in January, proprietor Jean-Hubert Delon offered me two samples, one where the cork had been pulled immediately prior to tasting, and another that had been decanted four hours earlier. Both were superb, but the wine that had had extended aeration was clearly the finer offering. The opaque purple-hued 2006- only 40% of the crop made it into the final blend- exhibits a personality that mimics the superb 1996. Classic aromas of sweet black raspberries, kirsch, cassis, and subtle toasty oak are followed by a full-bodied, concentrated wine displaying moderately high tannin. This cuvee can often resemble a Pauillac wrapped in the St.-Julien appellation, and the 2006 is no exception. A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.5% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc, it will require significant cellaring before consumption. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2035+.
WinespectatorFabulous aromas of mineral, currant and blackberry. Full and supersilky, with a long, long finish. Very fine tannins, even though there are loads of them. Long and round. Reminiscent of the excellent 1996 Las Cases, but better. Neal
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