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 Classified 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 balanced, elegant and outstanding aging potential of these fine wines Saint-Julien wines. The MIROIR collection "Millesimes Secrets" invites you to discover six exceptional vintages. Embark on a surprising journey that highlights this exquisite Saint-Julien estate.
Vintages and blends
The vintages presented in the MIROIR "Millesimes Secrets" collection box set reflect Leoville Las Cases’ signature style while reflecting the uniqueness of each vintage and the grape varieties that make up the blend:
- 1988, Le grand classique: Cabernet Sauvignon (65%), Merlot (21%), Cabernet Franc (11%), Petit Verdot (3%).
- 1995, Le romantique: Cabernet Sauvignon (67%), Merlot (26%), Cabernet Franc (7%).
- 1998, L’elegance savoureuse: Cabernet Sauvignon (76%), Merlot (15%), Cabernet Franc (9%).
- 2001, La bete charmante: Cabernet Sauvignon (69%), Merlot (19%), Cabernet Franc (12%).
- 2003, L’inattendu: Cabernet Sauvignon (70%), Merlot (17%), Cabernet Franc (13%).
- 2008, La force tranquille: Cabernet Sauvignon (78%), Merlot (10%), Cabernet Franc (12%).
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 Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2001
1 x Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2003
1 x Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2008
1 x Chateau Leoville Las Cases 1988
1 x Chateau Leoville Las Cases 1995
1 x Chateau Leoville Las Cases 1998