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165 Ratings
Chateau Leoville Barton St. Julien

Wine Details

Wine Description

(1996 Vintage) 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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    Great big full-bodied Bordeaux. long finish with substantial fruit in the mid-palate.

    over 5 years
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    Eucalyptus, olive briney, mint currants and black cherry

    about 1 year
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)