1996 Chateau Leoville Barton St. Julien
107 Ratings
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107 Ratings
1996 Chateau Leoville Barton St. Julien

Winemaker's Notes

This impressive wine is a classic. Although backward, it exhibits a dense ruby/purple color in addition to abundant black currant fruit intertwined with spicy oak and truffle-like scents. The wine is brilliantly made, full-bodied, and tightly-structured with plenty of muscle and outstanding concentration and purity.

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This impressive wine is a classic. Although backward, it exhibits a dense ruby/purple color in addition to abundant black currant fruit intertwined with spicy oak and truffle-like scents. The wine is brilliantly made, full-bodied, and tightly-structured with plenty of muscle and outstanding concentration and purity.

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 ...
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: (92-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 170 on Apr-07
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 92-94 - As reviewed by Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2006 Vintage)
  • 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