2015 made Bordeaux producers smile again, after a run of both difficult vintages and smaller-than-usual crops from 2011 through 2013.
2015 Le Petit Leon already shows the potential of this vintage. This wine is the second label of the infamous Château Léoville-Las Cases - one of the largest and oldest classified growths in the Medoc region of France.
What it means is that we have a chance to taste the wine produced by the same house that makes wines that very few wine lovers will ever taste because it's crazy expensive. In other words, it's delicious wine and excellent value.
Enough with introduction and let's talk about Little Leon!
Complex aromas of black currant, sour cherry, and a touch of vanilla and leather made a promising introduction. As Le Petit Lion opened up smoke and gamey meats came out.
On the palate, flavors are a natural extension of the aromas, and we found many of the same notes. True to Saint-Julien character, we sensed plum, black cherry, raspberry, black currant, and spice. It has an excellent balance between acidity and tannin and potential for ageing.
While this wine is not cheap, it's an outstanding value considering that wines of Château Léoville-Las Cases will cost you at least three to four times as much.
As always, this is non-sponsored review and we don't get paid to promote wines or wineries.
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