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Chateau Leoville Barton St. Julien

Wine Details

Wine Description

(1986 Vintage) The Bartons respect tradition but do not ignore progress. A modern de-stemmer and the latest wine press have been introduced for the vinification. Generally fermentation lasts about five days during which the juice is pumped over twice daily. The wine is left with the skins for two weeks approximately but this depends on the quality of the crop. The wine is then drawn off and the skins are pressed, thereby obtaining the " vin de presse " which is an important component in the final blend.

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/23/2014
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2006 Vintage) Good bright ruby-red. Pretty aromas of black cherry, cassis, tobacco leaf, minerals, licorice and violet. Chewy, rich and deep, with good dense mid-palate fruit and excellent concentration. Fuller and sweeter than the Langoa. Finishes long and delineated, with powerful tannic clout and terrific mineral thrust. A serious 2006 for the cellar.
  • Wine Advocate
    (2006 Vintage) Rating: (92-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 170 on Apr-07
  • Robert Parker
    (2006 Vintage) Rating: 92-94 - As reviewed by Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator
    (2006 Vintage)