Wine Chateau Leoville Las Cases, Saint -Julien AOC 2-eme Grand Cru Classe, 2004
Wine ruby color with purple hues.
The wine has a balanced taste with a good structure and concentration, but it lacks a little depth. On the palate the wine is dominated by notes of raspberry. Velvety tannins and a long finish.
The wine has an intense aroma with notes of black licorice, cherry, currant and vanilla notes doolnyaemymi wet stones and young oak.
The wine goes well with meat, game, poultry and cheese and truffles. Ideal for traditional dishes of French, Italian and Spanish cuisine.
Château Léoville Las Kaz - is the largest of the three estates Léoville (Las Kaz, Puaferre and Barton), and, perhaps, one of the largest in Bordeaux. Vineyard area of 97.1 hectares, the average age of the vines 30 years, with a stocking density of 8 thousand. Vines / ha. Average yield: 42-50 hl / ha. Fermentation and maceration take place in oak, concrete or stainless steel tanks, depending on the characteristics of the crop. Clarification is conducted with egg white, filtration before bottling is not made. Shutter speed is held in oak barrels, 60-80% of which are updated annually. Vintage 2004 is slightly inferior in quality wines in 2003 and 2005 years, but nevertheless confirms that Château Léoville Las Kaz - one of the most legendary Bordeaux wines, even in the most difficult and the lean years.
Despite the fact that such meticulousness and integrity in relation to quality can be found in some other chateaux, surpass them almost no one can. The credit for this belongs to Michel Delon, replacing his father, Paul. No one can dispute the excellent quality of its wines - the result of almost manic obsession to become the best in St Julien. Informal definition of "supervtorye" appeared largely under the influence of a confident march locks Saint-Julien, none of which has been awarded the status of Premier Grand Cru in the historical classification of 1855. However, castles flagship appellasona, one of which - Leoville-Las-Cases, formally "second", in reality - is higher, so the class to emphasize the special position added "super". Wine Leoville-Las-Cases more affordable than those in the first class, and very often get a high rating points most famous wine critics.
Wine production Léoville Las Casa typically dark, tart, full-bodied, rich, and, of course, have the structure for long aging. This traditional Bordeaux designed for connoisseurs who have the patience to wait for 10-15 years required for the proper maturation. The label of the chateau is decorated with old door with a lion lying on them. The gateway to scenic vineyards can see firsthand if we move from the commune of Saint-Julien, Pauillac aside.