Peter Maude Fine Wines

2023, Le Petit Lion du Marquis de Las Cases, SAINT-JULIEN

$80 ex. GST
$92 inc. GST
Estimated full landed price – $104.65

Last Year EP $118.00-

2nd wine of Léoville Las Cases

Displays the tannic grip and heft that you hope to get in the 2nd wine of Léoville Las Cases, opening with a great dollop of spice, cocoa bean, espresso, black chocolate, black tea, and bright cassis fruit - will need a few years after bottling to fully open up. Harvest September 9 to October 2, 30% new oak for ageing. Includes the vines for both La Petite Marquise and Le Petit Lion since the 2021 vintage.
93 Jane Anson.

The 2023 Le Petit Lion is a rich, exuberant wine. Ripe dark cherry/plum fruit, mocha, spice, new leather, liquorice and chocolate are all amplified. There's less Merlot and more Cabernet than in most years, but in 2023, the typical blend would have likely been too forward and ripe. A range of savoury graphite, floral and mineral tones linger on the nuanced finish. I expect this will drink well right out of the gate.
91-93 Antonio Galloni, Vinous.

Drinking Window: 2028 - 2043

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