2010 Le Petit Lion de Lascases

Leoville Las Cases

89Average Score
flagBordeaux / France

The second wine at Las Cases is now called Le Petit Lion. The 2010 is a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the rest equal parts Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. An elegant, light to medium-bodied wine with hints of strawberry and black cherries, this is a pleasant, straightforward style to drink over the next 7-10 years. ||What I like about tasting at Las Cases is that Jean-Hubert Delon opens one bottle in my presence, and has another already decanted four hours in advance to compare. It is nearly unanimous on each visit that the decanted wine shows better, which probably gives you some insight into the aging potential of Las Cases. It is certainly one of Bordeaux’s longest-lived wines, and seems to have more and more of a character resembling Lafite Rothschild more than its nearby neighbor, Chateau Latour. Wine Advocate.February, 2013

Robert Parker    Score: 85/100

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