Château Léoville Las Cases St.-Julien 2004

Château Léoville Las Cases
St.-Julien 2004

95 points / $90
20,000 cases made
France

Bordeaux’s wet, cool 2004 vintage got lost between the exceptional 2003 and 2005, but Jean-Hubert Delon’s St.-Julien estate consistently delivers excellent wines in both great and difficult years. Half of the château’s 250 acres are planted in the famous Clos Léoville Las Cases, a gravelly vineyard that gently slopes down to the Gironde river. The wine was fermented in a mix of stainless-steel tanks, oak vats and cement tanks, then aged for about 18 months in oak barriques.

Source : http://www.winespectator.com/Wine/Top100/2007_1-10/0,4976,6,00.html

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