1996 Chateau Leoville Barton St. Julien
105 Ratings
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105 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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  • Robert Parker
    (From 1998 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2001
  • Robert Parker
    (From 1982 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
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2003 Vintage) Rating: (93-95) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 152 on Apr-04
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: (92-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 170 on Apr-07