酒名：Château Léoville Las Cases
分級：Deuxièmes Crus Classés (Second Growths)
葡萄品種：Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Wine Advocate #153 / Jun 2004
Robert M. Parker, Jr. 93
Drink: 2011 - 2030
Jean-Hubert Delon thinks the 2001 Leoville Las Cases could turn out to be as good as his 2000. I’m not sure I agree, but it may come close. A blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19.5% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc, the 2001 (which represents only 40% of the production) reveals notes of sweet vanillin intermixed with pure cassis, black cherries, and lead pencil shavings. Elegant and medium-bodied, it possesses a saturated purple color, high tannin, and a structured, backward feel in the mouth. This quintessentially elegant Las Cases needs another 5-7 years to hit its plateau of maturity. It will be one of the Medoc’s longest lived wines of the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2030.