Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2eme Cru 2003

Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2eme Cru 2003


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Cabernet Sauvignon 67%, Merlot 17%, Cabernet Franc 13%, Petit Verdot 3%
rot, trocken
13,0% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2015–2045
Verpackt in: 6er OHK
voluminös & kräftig
Lobenberg: 95–97/100
Suckling: 97/100
Parker: 96/100
Jeb Dunnuck: 96/100
Jane Anson: 96/100
Frankreich, Bordeaux, Saint Julien
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2eme Cru 2003


Lobenberg: Fast schwarz, leichte rubinrote Reflexe. Am Gaumen explosiv, Wucht und Kraft ohne Ende, etwas weniger Finesse als Lafite, aber ohne Zweifel einer der besten Weine des Jahrgangs. Das Volumen und die Üppigkeit versetzen den Verkoster in Erstaunen, satte, perfekt polierte Tannine, feine Säure, hervorragende Balance dieses Powerweins, extrem langer Nachhall. Der beste Las Cases meiner Verkostungserfahrung. 95-97/100


Suckling über: Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2eme Cru

-- Suckling: This is more exotic and monstrous than the 2000. It is like a muscle builder, with lots of round and rich tannins and a core of dark fruits like black cherries and blueberries. Still very young, but structured and in need of five more years. Don’t touch this until 2015. 97/100


Parker über: Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2eme Cru

-- Parker: An incredibly fresh, lively 2003 (the pH is only 3.6 and the alcohol is 13.1%), this wine offers a dense ruby/purple color along with full body and a remarkable nose of black currants, kirsch, lead pencil shavings and vanilla. Opulent, full-bodied and close to full maturity, it is a seamless classic that will age for 15-20 more years. Kudos to the Delon family for such a brilliant achievement in a tricky vintage. 96/100


Jeb Dunnuck über: Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2eme Cru

-- Jeb Dunnuck: The 2003 Château Léoville Las Cases comes from what is still the hottest vintage on record for Bordeaux. (Others that are close are 2006, 2011, 2018, and 2019.) A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, and 13% Cabernet Franc that hit 13.5% alcohol and a pH of 3.62 (IPT was 75), its deep ruby/plum color is followed by a terrific, almost Pauillac-like bouquet of ripe blackcurrants, freshly sharpened pencils, chocolate, violets, and a touch of chalky minerality. It builds beautifully with time in the glass and is full-bodied on the palate, offering ripe tannins, a round, expansive mouthfeel, plenty of mid-palate depth, and a great finish. Hats off to the team at Las Cases for such a gorgeous wine from a challenging vintage! 96/100


Jane Anson über: Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2eme Cru

-- Jane Anson: I am loving classified Pauillac and St Julien from this vintage right now, and Las Cases doesn't disappoint. Its texture is all satin and velvet, with waves of spiced turmeric and cloves, brambled blackcurrant, blueberry, pomegranate, passion fruit, liqourice and crushed rock, with orange rind freshness that gives a kick and a shiver of electricity. Grip and freshness, still full of life. A record temperature of 48C clocked in at the estate's weather station during the baking summer of 2003, with over 50 days when it never dropped below 30C even during the night. 50% new oak, 3.62ph, harvest September 11 to 26, Jean-Hubert Delon owner. 96/100

Wine Spectator über: Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2eme Cru

-- Wine Spectator: Warm and rich aromas of plums, blackberries and currants, turning to flowers and hints of mineral. Very complex. Layers of cashmerelike tannins, turning to leather. Warm and inviting, yet rich and powerful; fantastic purity, yet voluptuous. This is what exciting wine is about. 95-100/100

Mein Winzer

Leoville Las Cases

Die Delons sind bereits seit der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts Eigentümer dieses 2ème Crus, und ihr Wein gehört mindestens seit der zweiten Hälfte des letzten Jahrhunderts zur absoluten Spitze Bordeauxs.

Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2eme Cru 2003