Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France. 13%
The first impression is of oak and concentration fruit. For me it brings to mind young New World and Bordeaux wines consumed in hotel rooms whil travelling – not an entirely happy memory.
Given substantial breathing this is still a rather masculine and New World cabernet oriented wine.
This is the 2nd wine from Leoville Las Cases. One of the very first, and arguably technically not a 2nd wine in that it is a separate vineyard area, not I believe, casks rejected from the grand vin.
I’m starting to wonder if the Leoville Las Cases house style is to my liking. I’ve enjoyed the 2004 Margaux wines more, due to their fragrance and delicacy inspite of being concentrated intense vin de garde.