Original
120 Ratings
Chateau Leoville Barton St. Julien
$94.99 USD
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Wine Details

Region

France

Wine Description

(From 2011 Vintage) This wine is a well established teenager , powerful and generous, dominated by a wooded genuine, while suggesting floral aromas of acacia notes.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2005 Vintage) "While nearly medieval in its backwardness, this pure, tannic, medium-bodied, rich St.-Julien exhibits plenty of creme de cassis, espresso roast, smoked herbs, and spice notes. It requires 8-10 years ...

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2005 Vintage) "Tasted at the Langoa-Barton vertical in London. A stunning 2005 that over-achieves...and some. A lucid garnet colour. There is a sumptuous, almost decadent quality to the nose with notes of raspberry, black plum, mulberry, just a hint of Seville orange marmalade, all with wonderful definition and freshness. The palate is full-bodied with a velutinous entry. An unashamedly seductive Langoa with very fine tannins and a tangible lightness of touch married with immense purity. The middle and finish ...
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2011 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/23/2014
  • Decanter
    (From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Very deep, intense pure red, very fine nose of clear Cabernet fruit, cassis and a little cedar wood, lovely balance and lovely extraction, still showing a little hard tannins behind the very polished fruit, but these will soften with ageing. Very attracti
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1995 Vintage) Rating: (91-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 104 on Apr-96
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1995 Vintage)