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Private Cellar

Chateau Leoville Las Cases St Julien 1978 (3x 375ml), Bordeaux

$54.67
per bottle
$164
per case

Quantity Available: 1

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Closed: 22/10/2019 8.30 PM AEDT

  • Condition: Cellared
  • Buyers premium 17.50%
  • GST: Inclusive
    (GST Not Applicable on Item, See below note)
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The flagship wine of St-Julien and one run as though it were a first growth (down to the pricing policy) by Jean-Hubert Delon. It is perhaps the most obvious candidate as a super second.

The biggest of the three parts into which the extensive original Léoville estate was divided after the French Revolution was awarded to the original owners, the Abbadie-Léoville family, represented by the Marquis de Las Cases. From 1900 it was run by Théophile Swawinski, a distinguished Médoc viticulturist who also administered Ch Pontet-Canet for the cruse family. From him it passed to his son-in-law André Delon, grandfather of Michel Delon, Jean-Hubert's late father, who with his father Paul acquired majority ownership of the property in 1930. In 1994 the Delons succeeded in buying out the remaining minority shareholders, descendants of the Las Cases family. Unlike the Barton family, who acquired the pretty Ch Langoa at the same time as the Léoville-Barton vineyards, the Delons have no magnificent château building, but, perhaps more importantly for them and for the world's wine drinkers, the Las Cases vineyard is made up substantially of one, well-placed contiguous plot rather than the more intertwined parcels of Léoville-Barton and Léoville-Poyferré.

The Delon policy is admirably strict in terms of viticulture, wine quality, and longevity. These firm, deep-coloured, Cabernet-based wines are supported by a strict selection process which can make Clos du Marquis one of Bordeaux's finest second wines, similar to Les Forts de latour in that a particular 40 ha of land, outside the original Léoville estate, are always designated for this fine wine; definitely not a dump bin for less satisfactory cuves.

A further 60 ha are devoted to Ch Léoville Las Cases, comprising 60 per cent of the original estate, currently planted to 65 per cent Cabernet Sauvignon, 19 per cent Merlot, 13 per cent Cabernet Franc, and 3 per cent Petit Verdot. The Delons' policy is to release en primeur prices very late, typically after the first growths and at a level far closer to them than those of their fellow second growths. In the early 1990s, the Delons, already owners of Ch Potensac in the Médoc, also acquired the pomerol property Ch Nénin.

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  • 1978 vintage
  • 3 x 375mL units
  • Imported
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Bidding History

Bidding Details Bid Time Bid Price Bid Qty Win Qty
R.J - BUDERIM QLD22/10/2019 7.55.07 PM AEDTAU $164 11
J.H - Stirling SA22/10/2019 5.43.19 PM AEDTAU $159 10
d.b - Box Hill North VIC22/10/2019 1.02.27 PM AEDTAU $119 10
P.S - Portsea VIC21/10/2019 6.52.55 PM AEDTAU $114 10
K.O - Coogee NSW19/10/2019 1.32.53 PM AEDTAU $109 10
A.T - Croydon Hills VIC16/10/2019 10.44.52 PM AEDTAU $24 10
M.D - HAWTHORN VIC16/10/2019 10.11.00 PM AEDTAU $19 10
i.a - ridgehaven SA16/10/2019 2.04.51 AM AEDTAU $14 10
g.b - rozelle NSW15/10/2019 11.42.16 PM AEDTAU $9 10
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