If the Château is currently under construction as part of the modernization of its infrastructure, the property has signed each vintage since the arrival of Jean Hubert Delon, an exceptional vintage. And again, the 2017 Grand Vin harvest is simply exceptional. This great aging wine with great complexity also has exceptional aging potential. This regularity in excellence could well lead the property to be, when the day comes, the number 1 candidate for reclassification as a Premier Cru Classé. Léoville Las Cases is undoubtedly one of the 5 best wines of the Medoc.
Located opposite Château Mouton-Rothschild, the property also has an exceptional terroir. Going organic since the 2008 vintage, Château Pontet-Canet was a forerunner among the Crus-Classés of the Médoc, and its wine has gained greatly by always being more precise and clean. The 2017 vintage is a great success, and it should be kept for at least ten years (2030) before opening it in good conditions.
Located along the river, the property has gradually changed its range, and the Cru-Classé is only produced from the best 35 hectares since the 2010 vintage. The 35 hectares are located along the river, around the Castle. This terroir is among the best terroirs of Bordeaux, and does not envy that of the Premiers Crus-Classés. The 2017 vintage is a great success, and can be kept very well for thirty years.
A great success for the vintage, Château Mouton-Rothschild 2017 is, in this vintage, composed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon. As always, it is positioned among the best wines to keep on this vintage. Intense, rich, very silky, this 2017 will have to wait in the cellar at least ten years before opening (2030), but can be stored for a long time in very good conditions.
Another great success, Château Smith Haut-Lafitte offers a new vintage of very high level. Composed of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine has always been very elegant and consistent in excellence for several years. This wine stands out once again and ranks among the best Bordeaux aging wines on this vintage very well managed by the property.