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About Chateau Leoville Las Cases
At Chateau Leoville Las Cases, Manager Jean Hubert Delon's reputation--or better yet, notoriety--precedes him. A formidable man who governs the vines with an iron fist, Delon has struck fear into the heart of many an unassuming wine critic. His intensity has also driven the wines here to the doorstep of the First Growths, a prime reason why Las Cases is the foremost "Super Second."
89(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2001
Ruby-red. Cool aromas of black cherry, tobacco, currant leaf, minerals and toasty oak. Intensely flavored and sinewy, with less fat than the '99 but plenty of personality. Finishes with firm, nicely buffered tannins and very good persistence. A rather elegant, Pauillac-styled Clos du Marquis.