Léoville Las Cases releases a second wine

 

Le Petit Lion will be produced from younger vines from both of the estate's established vineyards, and is intended to be approachable from an early age, the 2007 containing 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. Yorick D'Alton of the Delon family, owners of the chateau said, 'To preserve qualitatively the Grand Vin, Chateau Leoville Las Cases decided to create a second wine with the 2007 vintage. 'As a second wine it is easier to drink, and you can drink it earlier. It has a significant presence – over 50% – of Merlot.'

 

The property said that it expected to release about 2000 cases a year. Until recently, the estate had produced two wines, Leoville Las Cases and Clos de Marquis.  We tasted the 2009 in Primeurs on April 1st  and found it promissing! An average score of 88/ 100 not bad for a wine made with vines not older than 7 years!

Jancis Robinson even rated the petit Lion 17/20 during her  visit at Leoville Las Cases.
Petit Lion was first made in 2007.

 

 

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