2011 Leoville Las Cases 750ml

France - Bordeaux - St Julien | Second Growth/ Red / Bordeaux Blend
2011 Leoville Las Cases

Photo of actual year not available

Buy It Now

Starting at  $169.95

Sold by Vinfolio:
36+  On Prearrival/Ships upon arrival (est. 1-3 months)
Price per bottle: $169.95
Qty:

You can also bid on this wine. Contact us to learn how.
 
International Wine Cellar | 92(+?)

Brilliant dark red-ruby. Captivating aromas of raspberry, blackcurrant, Asian spices and graphite. Brisk and juicy in the mouth, showing excellent cut to its flavors of red berries, pepper, sweet spices and minerals. Finishes with a firm tannic spine and lingering notes of dark cherry and violet. Backward but very promising. As usual, owner Jean-Hubert Delon has come up with one of the top ten wines of the vintage. This 2011 lacks only the incredible silkiness of tannins of LLC's best vintages; otherwise it's an absolute gem.

Author: Ian D'Agata
Issue: Issue 175

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio

Wine Advocate | 93+

One of the more formidably backward and potentially long-lived wines of the vintage, the medium to full-bodied 2011 Leoville Las Cases behaves like a first-growth, which in a sense it truly is. Revealing a dense inky/purple color, it is a structured, rich, impressively endowed effort that is meant for the long haul. Atypical for this vintage, it requires 5-7 years of bottle age and should drink well for two decades thereafter. The final blend was 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Yields were a low 27 hectoliters per hectare, and the natural alcohol achieved 13.4%.

Drink Dates: 2019-2039
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 212

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio

Wine Spectator | 95

This has some toast to shed, but retains a terrific core of crushed plum and blackberry confiture. Has a beautiful ripple of charcoal for texture, honest acidity for balance and a bolt of iron that keeps this firmly grounded. A brick-house Cabernet.

Drink Dates: 2018-2030
Author: James Laube


Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio

JamesSuckling.com | 95

This shows so much spice and berry character on the nose. Focused and beautiful. Full body with a clearly outstanding core of fruit and polished tannins. The finish lasts for minutes. Reminds me of the superb 1996. Try in 2020.

Author: James Suckling


Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio

About This Producer


The Second Growth classified estate of Leoville Las Cases continues to produce wines of exceptional quality, rivaling those of the First Growth producers. The wines are full-bodied, concentrated and complex, and have tremendous aging potential. Typical blends consist of over 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, with lesser amounts of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and a small amount of Petit Verdot. Bargain hunters should also keep an eye out for the estate's second label, Clos du Marquis.

See all Bordeaux producers

See other similar producers: Chateau Leoville Barton, Clos Louie, Chateau Cantemerle

Recommended For You

Loading, please wait...
 

Get early access to new arrivals and special offers