Clos du Marquis
Clos du Marquis is often seen as the second wine of Château Léoville-Las Cases, but it is not. It is a separate estate with a different terroir. The plot is surrounded by Grand Crus Classés from Pauillac and Saint-Julien, including Léoville-Las Cases, Léoville Poyferré, Léoville Barton and Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande. From 2010, this cru includes all plots outside the walled vineyard of Léoville Las Cases, ie the other side of the road. These terroirs are grand, as they are surrounded by several 2nd Crus from St. Julien and Pauillac. Clos du Marquis is a powerful wine from Hubert Delon, and is much cheaper than his Léoville Las Cases, but is vinified by the same team and with the same techniques. The wines are known for very long storage potential.