2000 Chateau Leoville-Las-Cases

2000 Chateau Leoville-Las-Cases

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  • Type: Red Wine
  • Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot
  • Style: Mellow and Flamboyant
  • 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 2eme 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
Not a wine to drink in its youth Las Cases is usually best drunk with 15-20 years of bottle-maturation; this (incredible) vintage, however, is perhaps an exception, cassis, tobacco, earthy notes and plenty of blackberry fruit. Deep and complex, with liquorice and cedar on a long, seductive finish; still big and brooding, but with good acidity, layered ripeness and profound intensity. Already drinking beautifully at 18 years, yet retains capacity to develop to 2030.

FOOD PAIRING
Venison, game, red meat, complex dishes.

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des Grands Crus Classes in 1988 (the only Classified estate to have done so) on the basis that it is misleading and out of date, an unsurprising stance, since any update would almost certainly see Las Cases elevated to 1st Growth status.

WHAT IS THE CUT OFF DATE FOR DELIVERY BEFORE CHRISTMAS?
For delivery outside of the M25: Sunday, December 12th, 11:59pm
For delivery within the M25: Sunday, December 19th, 11:59pm
Please note, any orders beyond the above cut-off dates will be delivered January 3rd, 2021 and onwards. 
WHAT ARE THE SHIPPING COSTS?
Orders of any value can be collected for free from our Parsons Green or Wimbledon Village Shop. Greater London next day deliveries will cost £10 for orders under £100 and are free above £100. UK mainland next day deliveries will cost £25 for orders under £250 and are free for orders above £250.
WHAT DOES “NEXT DAY DELIVERY” MEAN?
All our shipments in mainland UK and Greater London are shipped next day. Cut off time for a next day delivery is 2PM. Next day is only available on working days. Shipment can be delayed because of external factors.
WHAT IF THERE IS AN ISSUE WITH MY ORDER?
Please contact Friarwood if you have any issue with your order. Either call us on 020 7736 2628, or email info@friarwood.com
WHAT IF I AM NOT AT HOME?
The delivery company will make up to three attempts to deliver the order. Each time they will leave a card. If the wines cannot be delivered, the parcel will be available for collection at the courier local depot for a few days. After that period of time, the parcel will be returned to Friarwood.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO SEND WINE OUTSIDE OF UK MAINLAND, TO EUROPE, OR INTERNATIONALLY?
This will be treated on a case per case basis. In some areas, specific rules and exceptions apply. Please contact info@friarwood.com or call us on 020 7736 2628 for any shipment outside of UK mainland.