Chateau Leoville Las Cases is currently one of the most iconic estates in the prestigious Saint-Julien appellation, located on the left bank of the Bordeaux region. Renowned as one of the oldest estates in the Medoc, the estate boasts a long winegrowing heritage. Bestowed with the Second Classified Growth title in the 1855 Official Classification, the qualitative excellence of Leoville Las Cases earned its rank as a "1st among the Second Growths". Chateau Leoville Las Cases was acquired by the Delon family at the end of the 19th century and is still managed by Jean-Hubert Delon. It has become an icon and reference point among fine Saint-Julien wines by showcasing its exceptionally consistent quality that remains unchanged since the 1970s.
Chateau Leoville Las Cases’ 55-hectare vineyard is planted within the famous Clos de Leoville plot which comprises a complex patchwork of terroirs. Located near the Gironde estuary, the vineyard benefits from a regulated temperature thanks to the river’s influence, which guarantees mild temperatures and offers a natural barrier against frost. Combined with the presence of gravelly Gunzian soils, resting on subsoils of gravelly-sandy nature with more or less deep clay elements, Chateau Leoville Las Cases' terroir is the source of its exceptional wines. The richness of the geology combined with the oceanic climate provides the best conditions for the development of Cabernet Sauvignon, the left bank of Bordeaux’ flagship grape variety. Merlot and Cabernet Franc also fully express their personalities on this fine terroir.
Similar to the two Italian mirrors that have adorned Chateau Leoville Las Cases since the 18th century, the MIROIR collection is a very limited edition of two box sets that reflect and complement one another. The first is called "Millesimes Secrets" while the second is called "Millesimes Historiques". Comprising fine vintages and lesser-known vintages, these exceptional box sets reveal the sophisticated and aromatic expression of these great Saint-Julien wines.
The MIROIR collection "Millesimes Historiques" box set is a refined invitation to discover six exceptional vintages that reflect the balance, elegance and aging potential of Chateau Leoville Las Cases’ wines.
Vintages and blends
The wines presented in the "Millesimes Historiques" MIROIR collection box set by Chateau Leoville Las Cases are a refined expression of the nuances of each grape variety, enhanced by a masterful blend:
- 1982, Le Legendaire: Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Merlot (26%), Cabernet Franc (9%), Petit Verdot (5%).
- 1990, La Vive Chaleur: Cabernet Sauvignon (43%), Merlot (29%), Cabernet Franc (21%), Petit Verdot (7%).
- 1996, L'Esthete Athletique : Cabernet Sauvignon (70%), Cabernet Franc (16%), Merlot (14%).
- 2000, La Beaute Millenaire: Cabernet Sauvignon (77%), Cabernet Franc (14%), Merlot (9%).
- 2005, La Purete Aveuglante: Cabernet Sauvignon (88%), Merlot (7%), Cabernet Franc (5%).
- 2009, La Puissante Ballerine: Cabernet Sauvignon (76%), Merlot (15%), Cabernet Franc (9%).
Vinification and aging
Following the wine’s aging period in the cellars of Chateau Leoville Las Cases, each vintage presented in this box set has been carefully selected.
1 x 1982 Chateau Leoville Las Cases
1 x 1990 Chateau Leoville Las Cases
1 x 1996 Chateau Leoville Las Cases
1 x 2000 Chateau Leoville Las Cases
1 x 2005 Chateau Leoville Las Cases
1 x 2009 Chateau Leoville Las Cases