Leoville Las Cases 2020 released
Château Léoville Las Cases 2020 has been released En Primeur for £2,376 per case by the international trade. This is an increase of 36% on the current Market Price of the 2019.
The new release looks fully priced in the context of the estate’s recent back vintages.
The leading commentators have spoken of how “classic” the 2020 wine is. Antonio Galloni, writing for Vinous, said it was a, “super-classic Saint-Julien” and those with palates inclined that way would, “flip out over the 2020”.
He scored it 95-98 points, very similar to the 96-98 bracket of fellow Vinous critic Neal Martin. He noted how “Pauillac-like” the wine was, with a very distinct Cabernet Sauvignon character.
James Suckling scored the 2020 98-99, saying it was “incredibly classic in style”, a “real Las Cases” and “solid as a rock”. Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW added that the finish had “jaw-dropping fragrance and depth”.
We have taken a small parcel here – as it is such an excellent wine. It is a very good wine to have allocations of in the stella years.