The Château Léoville Las Cases is a french estate located in Saint Julien Beychevelle in Gironde. It is a second classified growth in Médoc classification of 1855.
Jean-Hubert Delon is not lacking in passion nor discipline. The vintages who marched during the past quarter century testify for him. In the Saint-Julien appellation, whether the wines are from in important vintage or a less significant one, they are without a doubt amongst the best. A property absolutely exemplary in the Bordeaux region. The largest of the three Léoville is certainly the greatest in quality and, in the opinion of many, it should be among the first growths. Michel Delon, the "Lord" as he was known, is largely responsible for this recognition.
Since 1976, when he succeeded his father, he worked to reconstruct the drainage of land, to modernize and expand the winery, monitor the performance of its vines. He had this deep attachment to land and work values. His son Jean-Hubert took over in 2000, following his disparition. Las Cases is a typical Saint-Julien of rare nobility of expression and has a breathtaking structure.
Has richness and depth for a lighter vintage, offering generous currant, plum, berry and toast aromas and flavors and lively acidity, turning citrusy on the finish. Sneaks in some chocolate, too.
The 1987 is ruby-colored, with a moderately intense bouquet of cassis and spicy new oak. With no trace of under-ripeness, or any indication of dilution or advanced age, this rich, medium-bodied wine reveals good fruit and a soft finish. Moreover, it is faithful to the Leoville-Las-Cases style. One of the vintage's best!