Also Available - 1999 Vintage
ABOUT THE WINE
Classified as a 2eme cru classe, the largest of the 3 Leoville estates and with no doubt the leading one. This St Julien 97 hectares of vineyards with the main plot being surrounded by a wall are superbly sited. The wine predominantly cabernet sauvignon (65%) is matured in oak barriques (80% new) for 18 months. The wine is fermented at a lower temperature than average making it very aromatic and rich wine in his youth developing to a more powerful and concentrated wine with age.
ABOUT THE VINTAGE
2003 will be remembered as one of the hottest summer ever in France, and for this reason many chateau suffer. But not all was lost on the left bank more especially St Estephe and Pauillac some stunning wine where produced.