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Le Petit Lion Du Marquis De Las Cases 2023
Château: Le Petit Lion Du Marquis De Las Cases 2023

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James Suckling 93-94/100

Second wine of Leoville Las Cases. 61% cabernet sauvignon, 31% merlot and 8% cabernet franc. This is very fresh and crunchy with blackberries, dark cherries and hints of crushed stones. It’s medium-bodied with impressive acidity and fine, silky tannins. Shows depth and structure, too. Bright and vivid on the finish. Lightly chunky.

Decanter 93/100

Jane Anson "Displays the tannic grip and heft that you hope to get in the 2nd wine of Léoville Las Cases, opening with a great dollop of spice, cocoa bean, espresso, black chocolate, black tea, and bright cassis fruit - will need a few years after bottling to fully open up. Harvest September 9 to October 2, 30% new oak for ageing. Includes the vines for both La Petite Marquise and Le Petit Lion since the 2021 vintage. Drink 2028 - 2040"

Antonio Galloni Vinous 85-87/100

Neal Martin "The 2023 Le Petit Lion matured in 30% new oak for 14 months. It has an attractive, classic, well-defined nose of marine-tinged black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with a sweet entry, though the mid-palate needs more precision, and there is a very slight herbaceous element toward the finish. I feel that there is a wider-than-usual difference between this and the Grand Vin this year. Drink 2026 - 2035"