Wine "Clos du Marquis", 1996
Wine deep red color with purple reflections.
A well-balanced full-bodied wine with a fresh taste and silky long finish.
Elegant wine with the aroma of ripe fruit, flowers and cedar.
Wine perfectly complements meat dishes that are cooked or grilled peppered with all sorts of spicy sauces. Stew of beef and aged cheeses.
"Clos du Marquis" - second wine Chateau Leoville Las Cases, which has its own distinctive style, "similar in nature to the great wines, but more fruity, with a sweet tannins and a more hasty in their development," - Robert Parker. It boasts excellent texture and amazing wine for the second depth. "Clos du Stamps", aged in oak barrels, of which 25% - a new, has excellent storage capacity for a minimum of 15 years.
Léoville Las Kaz - one of the great names and Bordeaux wines. In the XVII century in these lands Bordeaux merchant Jean de Mouat broke truly a great vineyard, which included not only the territory of present Leoville Las Cases, but also the neighboring Barton and Poyferr. His son, the notorious de Gask, built on these lands castle, shortly before the French Revolution, who went by inheritance to one of his nephews, the Marquis with French-Spanish name Las Cases-Bovuas. As a result, significant changes brought about by the revolution and the subsequent division of land for the descendants of the Marquis was only this part of the estate, and then it was bought by Theophile Skavinski, grandfather of the current owner of the castle, Michel Delon. Delon - known personality in the Medoc, it has one of the best of its own cellars in Bordeaux, and his collection extends far beyond the Medoc, as well as extensive knowledge and experience in the world of wine.
Chateau Leoville Las Cases - one of the largest in Bordeaux. Most of the vineyards are located right by the river on a slightly undulating hills of crushed stone with the perfect drainage, and it is a very important quality criterion in the Medoc. In Saint-Julien wines are no class premium and Grand Cru, but, according to Robert Parker and other experts, wine farms Chateau Léoville-Las Cases has long been included in this category, and some vintages even surpassed them. A characteristic feature of the wine sector is a harmonious style, which combines power and elegance.
The area of vineyards Léoville Las Kaz is 97.1 hectares, the average age of the vines 30 years, with a density of planting 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 made with egg white, filtration before bottling is not made. Excerpt place in oak barrels, 60-80% of which are updated annually.
Wines from Château 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. On the labels of some of the wines Chateau depicting ancient gates lying on their lion. The gateway to scenic vineyards can see firsthand if we move from the commune of Saint-Julien, Pauillac aside.