1966 Chateau Leoville-Las-Cases

1966 Chateau Leoville-Las-Cases

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  • Type: Red Wine
  • Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
  • Style: Mature and Earthy
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Country: France
  • Region: Bordeaux
  • Subregion: Saint Julien
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ABOUT THE WINE
The largest of the three ‘Leoville’ properties, with 97 hectares of vineyard spread throughout the appellation of Saint-Julien. Classified 2ème Cru, the wines of this estate are unquestionably of 1er Cru quality. The history of the estate can be traced back to 1638, when all three Leoville properties were one, and were the site of many winemaking and viticultural innovations which remain in use to this day. After the French Revolution, the estate was split into the Leovilles Barton, Poyferre and Las Cases. Following acquisition in 1976, the estate has achieved ever-growing esteem under the ownership of Michel Delon.

TASTING NOTES
Almost faultless; fine-aged Bordeaux at its best. This wine is incredibly long-lived, and so even at over 50 years of age it still retains cherry and cassis fruit, although age has overlain this with cedar, tobacco, green olive and rich earthy tones. A unique experience, not to be missed.

FOOD PAIRING
Venison, game, red meat, complex dishes. Nothing too powerfully flavoured, as it will overwhelm this venerable wine.

FRIARWOOD SAYS
Although, by French law, they are unable to set aside their Classification, Leoville Las Cases withdrew from the Conseil des Grands Crus Classés in 1988 (the only Classified estate to have done so) on the basis that it is misleading and out of date – an unsurprising stance, since any update would almost certainly see Las Cases elevated to 1st Growth status…
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