ABV: 13Body: MediumCountry: FranceGrape: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit VerdotRegion: BordeauxVariety: Red WineVintage: 2011Volume: 750mlLas Cases's 2011 Le Petit Lion Du Marquis de Las Cases Saint Julien is a blend of 54% Merlot, 42.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. At 13.6%, it is slightly higher in alcohol than the grand vin because of the riper Merlot component. Its deep plum/purple color is accompanied by lovely berry and mocha fruit intertwined with a hint of coffee beans. With good fatness, it should drink nicely for a decade.A Bordeaux wine is any wine produced in the Bordeaux region of southwest France, centered on the city of Bordeaux and covering the whole area of the Gironde department, with a total vineyard area of over 120,000 hectares, making it the largest wine growing area in France. Average vintages produce over 700 million bottles of Bordeaux wine, ranging from large quantities of everyday table wine, to some of the most expensive and prestigious wines in the world. The vast majority of wine produced in Bordeaux is red (called "claret" in Britain), with sweet white wines (most notably Sauternes), dry whites, and (in much smaller quantities) rosé and sparkling wines (Crémant de Bordeaux) collectively making up the remainder. Bordeaux wine is made by more than 8,500 producers or châteaux. There are 54 appellations of Bordeaux wine.Red Bordeaux is generally made from a blend of grapes. Permitted grapes are Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and rarely Carménère. Today Carménère is rarely used, with Château Clerc Milon, a fifth growth Bordeaux, being one of the few to still retain Carménère vines.