2022 | Frankrijk | Bordeaux, Saint-Julien

Château Leoville Las Cases 2022 Saint-Julien 2e Grand Cru Classé AOP

  • Château Leoville Las Cases 2022 Saint-Julien 2e Grand Cru Classé AOP
  • Château Leoville Las Cases 2022 Saint-Julien 2e Grand Cru Classé AOP
  • Château Leoville Las Cases 2022 Saint-Julien 2e Grand Cru Classé AOP
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  • Smaakprofiel
    Complex, krachtig & vol
  • Druivenras
    Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
  • Land & Regio
    Frankrijk, Bordeaux, Saint-Julien
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Awards

7 x de potentiële score van 100/100!

Léoville Las Cases is sinds 1900 in handen van de familie Delon. Het is één van de oudste en meest bijzondere châteaus van Bordeaux. Het staat bekend om zijn zelfvertrouwen en karakter. Soms een tikkeltje hautain ook wel - maar wat ons betreft mag dat als je topkwaliteit maakt. Het is geklasseerd als 2e Grand Cru Classé - eigenlijk een hele comfortabele positie -, maar de blik is constant naar boven gericht en de ambities zijn hoog. Het château profileert zich ook graag als meer. Maar niet zomaar. Nee, werkelijk bij alles wat men doet streeft men perfectie na. Daarbij heeft men aandacht voor de kleinste details.

Léoville Las Cases maakt één van de meest uitgesproken, temperamentvolle wijnen van Saint-Julien. Zeker in topjaren als 2022 concurreert dit absoluut met de 1e Grand Cru Classés. De 2022 is waanzinnig goed en werd door maar liefst zeven internationale recensenten beloond met de potentiële score van 100/100. Bij zes recensenten (Neal Martin, Jeb Dunnuck, Jeff Leve, James Suckling, Lisa Perrotti-Brown en Antonio Galloni) kreeg Léoville de hoogst mogelijke score die hij/zij tijdens deze campagne heeft uitgedeeld waarbij de wijn in veel gevallen zelfs ook beter scoorde dan de 1e Grand Cru Classés 1855. Bij de 7e recensent, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, behaalt Léoville Las Cases 2022 de op één-na-hoogste score, staat daarmee in de TOP 6 van alle 463 wijnen die zij proefden én scoort hoger dan iedere 1e Grand Cru Classé! Werkelijk een prestatie van wereldformaat.

Dit is voor ons absoluut dé Wijn van het Jaar. Kenners waren er als de kippen bij om zich bij ons te melden om deze wijn veelal nog vóór de releasedatum te reserveren. Zo was onze eerste allocatie in no time vergeven. Na uitgebreid lobbyen, veel bellen en ontelbare whatsapp berichtjes met onze bevriende relaties in Bordeaux, onderhandelen over ‘package deals’, et cetera is het ons uiteindelijk gelukt om extra volume van Léoville Las Cases 2022 te verwerven.

Klik hierboven op 'Awards' voor de proefnotities van de bekende wijnrecensenten.
Blend83.5% cabernet sauvignon, 10.5% cabernet franc, 6% merlot
WijnsoortRode Wijn
En PrimeurJa
LandFrankrijk
DruivenrasCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
RegioBordeaux, Saint-Julien
SmaakprofielComplex, krachtig & vol
Jaargang2022
Flesinhoud0.75
Alcoholgehalte13,5 %
ClassificatieAOC Saint Julien
Op dronk vanaf2030
Op dronk tot2065
Bevat sulfietenSulfieten
AfsluitingKurk
Art.nr.E105560
Awards
  • Château Leoville Las Cases 2022 Saint-Julien 2e Grand Cru Classé AOP
  • Château Leoville Las Cases 2022 Saint-Julien 2e Grand Cru Classé AOP
  • Château Leoville Las Cases 2022 Saint-Julien 2e Grand Cru Classé AOP
  • Château Leoville Las Cases 2022 Saint-Julien 2e Grand Cru Classé AOP
  • Château Leoville Las Cases 2022 Saint-Julien 2e Grand Cru Classé AOP

James Suckling
99-100/100 punten
This shows no gravity. The tannins are totally melted in the wine and give it fantastic structure, but the texture is so fresh and vivid. Crushed stone. Cloves. Chinese spices. Great finish. Opening and flying away. Orange peel. Very special. Thought-provoking. Endless. 83.5% cabernet sauvignon, 10.5% cabernet franc and 6% merlot.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
98-100/100 punten
One of the wines of the vintage this year is the 2022 Léoville Las Cases, a monument in the making that combines unerring classicism with unusual sensuality and charm by the standards of this estate's sometimes youthfully forbidding wines. Exhibiting deep aromas of dark berries, violets, pencil lead, rose petals and tobacco leaf, it's full-bodied, deep and multidimensional, with terrific concentration, beautiful purity of fruit, abundant but refined tannins and a long, vibrant finish. On the several occasions that I tasted it, the 2022 was surprisingly open for a young Las Cases, but it wouldn't surprise me if it were to shut down after a few years in bottle. It's a blend of 83.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10.5% Cabernet Franc and 6% Merlot.

Decanter
(98-100)/100 punten
A luminous and utterly brilliant wine in 2022 that really sets itself apart. Hints of black bramble fruit, spicy peppercorns, violets, sweet cherries, crushed stones, ink and cocoa powder on the nose - all so very appealing. Tension and direction from the get go, this is sleek and slick, dense but such alluring coolness, with crushed stones and blueberries giving minerality as well as juicy acidity providing lift. It’s not out to shine right now, but there’s such confidence on show. Direct, slowly expanding effortlessly as it goes from start to finish, elongating the fine tannic structure that supports but doesn't overwhelm. So poised and refined, charming in a dark, utterly seductive way. Firm, but fruity, cool and calm, coming in waves. One of the wines of the vintage with striking power but delivered so perfectly with everything in balance. (98-100/100)

Jeb Dunnuck
(98-100)/100 punten
Looking at the Grand Vin 2022 Château Léoville Las Cases, it has an almost Pauillac-like style in its ripe, powerful aromatics of graphite, lead pencil shavings, cassis, and liquid rock-like minerality. Full-bodied, massively concentrated, and powerful on the palate, it nevertheless stays flawlessly balanced, has just about off-the-charts purity, ripe yet building tannins, and a great finish. This will clearly rank with the truly greats from this address and reminds me slightly of a mix of the 2016 and 2018. It is not, however, going to be for those looking for instant gratification.

The Wine Independent (Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW)
(98-100)/100 punten
A blend of 83.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10.5% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Merlot, with a pH of 3.8, the 2022 Leoville Las Cases is deep garnet-purple in color. It needs a lot of waking up before it strides confidently out of the glass with classic scents of warm cassis, juicy black plums, and pencil shavings, giving way to wafts of evocative scents of iron ore, crushed rocks, wood smoke, and violets, with a hint of star anise. The medium to full-bodied palate is the Taj Mahal of Cabernets, built with an amazing structure and so many intricate layers, it makes the mind spin. Youthful, crunchy black fruits and mineral sparks give way to a core of savory notes and plum preserves, intertwined with a firm backbone of exquisitely ripe tannins, and a very long, seamlessly lively finish. Wow!

Jeff Leve (The Wine Cellar Insider)
(98-100)/100 punten
Inky in color, the wine is all about its full-body, intensity, levels of concentration, and sense of purity. The wine starts off with violets, cassis, blackberries, Cuban cigar wrapper, ash, smoke, licorice, and mint. On the palate, the levels of concentration are readily apparent. Yet, even with all its depth of flavor, there is refinement, lift, and complexity that requires time and effort to unfurl. The fruit is uncommonly rich in the mid-palate the tannins are strong, ripe and firm. The seamless finish, with its wall of rich, black and blue fruit hits the 60 second mark with ease. As always, Leoville Las Cases requires bottle aging. But, with 2022, my guess is the wine will start to shine after a decade of age, evolving and improving for 40-50 years with ease. Produced from a blend 83.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10.5% Cabernet Franc and 6% Merlot. 14.25% ABV. 3.80 pH. Harvesting took place September 8 - September 30. Yields were 36 hectoliters per hectare. This is only the second time in the history of the estate that you find more Cabernet Franc than Merlot in the blend. 

Neal Martin (Vinous)
(98-100)/100 punten
The 2022 Léoville Las-Cases was picked 8-30 September with more infusion than extraction, matured in 84% new oak. Precocious, almost decadent blackberry and blueberry fruit on the nose, there is something lavish and audacious about this Saint-Julien. There is an underlying estuarine element, a whiff off the banks of the Gironde. The palate is medium-bodied with polished tannins, very detailed, extremely pure, what you might call a "vertical" Las-Cases with fabulous precision on the finish. This surpasses the 2018-2020 trio and to use that clichéd expression, is a "tour de force".

Antonio Galloni (Vinous)
(98-100)/100 punten
The 2022 Léoville Las Cases is stunning. Fine-grained and nuanced, the 2022 Las Cases is breathtaking. Red/purplish fruit, rose petals, lavender, spice and mocha open gradually but what impresses most about the 2022 is its sublime finesse. Silky, plush and exceptionally beautiful, the 2022 Las Cases is shaping up to be one of the wines of the year.

Falstaff
98/100 punten
Deep dark ruby in colour with an inky, opaque core, purple reflections, and subtle brightening on the rim. On the nose, subtle aromas of nougat and spices underpinned by ripe dark berry fruit, delicate hints of liquorice and cassis and a touch of orange zest. The full-bodied palate is elegant with fine fruit, fine supporting tannins, mineral, with ripe black cherry fruit and a very long, saline finish. Fresh and seductive, showing great potential for the future, a classic.

Jane Anson (Inside Bordeaux)
97/100 punten
Heading to Léoville Las Cases in a super ripe year is always a good idea, as the musuclar tannins are balanced by a riper mouthfeel. As quietly confident as you would expect, this is packed with depth and intensity, taking the 2022 vintage and reshaping it in the character of this St Julien powerhouse. Graphite, crushed rocks, liquorice root, cassis, bluberry, slate, saffran, smoked earth, all held in by tannins with grip and length. 3.8ph, and high alcohols for this estate, giving a seductive mouthfeel that is unusual in young Las Cases. 84% new oak, 37hl/h yield. Harvest September 8 to 30.

Jancis Robinson
18+/20 punten
Deep crimson colour. Complex, powerful and refined with blackcurrant, violet, spice and cedar notes. Juicy and dense with layered fruit and tannins. Big structure but the tannins almost hidden. Picks up pace on the finish. Long. One of the top wines this year. 

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