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2010 Le Petit Lion de Marquis de Las Cases, St Julien

Le Petit Lion de Marquis de Las Cases, St Julien
With his entire pride of properties purring this year it’s not surprising that, after its third year of production, this is the finest Petit Lion to date. Ripe and intense on the nose, sweet and powerful on the palate, this is just a whisker away in quality from the spectacular Clos du Marquis but should well be a bargain. (52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot)
(Simon Staples, BBR Fine Wine Director)


Château Léoville Las Cases


BBR Decanter Jancis Parker Tim Atkin Wine Spectator
15.5/20 16/20 16.5/20 85/100 91 91 - 94/100
Le Petit Lion de Marquis de Las Cases, St Julien
Good broad fruit, charm from young vines and class for the future.
(Steven Spurrier – Decanter – Apr 2011)


BBR Decanter Jancis Parker Tim Atkin Wine Spectator
15.5/20 16/20 16.5/20 85/100 91 91 - 94/100
Le Petit Lion de Marquis de Las Cases, St Julien
Very healthy dark crimson. Broad and fragrant. Seems quite friendly on the nose immediately after the Potensac! Quite polished. Las Cases Lite, and all the more approachable for it. Though just a little lacking density and potential.
(Jancis Robinson MW- jancis robinson.com Apr 2011)




BBR Decanter Jancis Parker Tim Atkin Wine Spectator
15.5/20 16/20 16.5/20 85/100 91 91 - 94/100
Le Petit Lion de Marquis de Las Cases, St Julien
The second wine at Las Cases is now called Le Petit Lion. The 2010 is a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the rest equal parts Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. An elegant, light to medium-bodied wine with hints of strawberry and black cherries, this is a pleasant, straightforward style to drink over the next 7-10 years.

What I like about tasting at Las Cases is that Jean-Hubert Delon opens one bottle in my presence, and has another already decanted four hours in advance to compare. It is nearly unanimous on each visit that the decanted wine shows better, which probably gives you some insight into the aging potential of Las Cases. It is certainly one of Bordeaux’s longest-lived wines, and seems to have more and more of a character resembling Lafite Rothschild more than its nearby neighbor, Chateau Latour.
(85 Robert Parker- Wine Advocate- Feb 2013)

This is the new second wine of Leoville Las Cases, and the 2010 finished with 13.7% natural alcohol from a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest primarily Merlot. It has much of the personality of Las Cases, just lighter, softer, and more obviously fruity. This wine should drink nicely for 7-8 years.
(87-88 Robert Parker- Wine Advocate- May 2011)

BBR Decanter Jancis Parker Tim Atkin Wine Spectator
15.5/20 16/20 16.5/20 85/100 91 91 - 94/100
Le Petit Lion de Marquis de Las Cases, St Julien
Sappy, with lots of kirsch, violet and red currant notes. Very lively acidity drives the finish. Tightly wound for a second wine, with serious acidity. Tasted non-blind.
(James Molesworth – The Wine Spectator – Apr 2011)

BBR Decanter Jancis Parker Tim Atkin Wine Spectator
15.5/20 16/20 16.5/20 85/100 91 91 - 94/100
Le Petit Lion de Marquis de Las Cases, St Julien
Product: 8026
Maturity: Drink 2014-2025 (For laying down)
Vintage: 2010
Origin: France » Bordeaux » St Julien Map of the region
Grape Variety: Cab.Sauvignon Blend
Style: Medium-Full Bodied, Dry, 13.5% alcohol
Closure Type: Cork
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BBR Decanter Jancis Parker Tim Atkin Wine Spectator
15.5/20 16/20 16.5/20 85/100 91 91 - 94/100
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