The 2015 Chateau Leoville Las Cases is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (in majority), Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. This Saint-Julien reveals a dark hue and somewhat discrete nose. The wine is dense, firm, and relatively straight: altogether long and distinguished. The vintage offers black fruits and mineral notes. The 2015 Chateau Leoville Las Cases is a truly superior wine.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2015 Leoville Las-Cases has the highest Cabernet contents in recent years, 85% and 9% of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc respectively, partly because some of the old Merlot vines were blended into the deuxième vin. Picked between 22 September and 9 October, a total of 15 days picking, it will be matured in 85% new oak. The alcohol level is 13.8%, higher than 2010 for example. Jean-Hubert Delon has crafted an extremely pure and tensile bouquet, almost pixelated with blackberry, briary, slate and oyster shell aromas that blossom in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied, svelte and sensual on the entry, the tannins a little edgy with a gentle crescendo: black fruit, tons of minerals, real focus and precision towards the finish. This is a superlative Léoville Las-Cases with the substance to suggest long-term aging will be repaid.