(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.
"92+ points Robert Parker: Civilized and approachable for a young Leoville Barton, it exhibits a saturated plum/purple color along with classic Bordelais aromas of damp earth, crème de cassis, smoke, vanillin, and tobacco. Medium to full-bodied and rich, with high but well integrated tannin, and a long, 40+ second finish, it should turn out to be a brilliant effort, and one of the stars of the Medoc. However, patience is essential. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2020."" (06/04) 92 points Wine Spectator: ""Gorgeous aromas of crushed blackberries and flowers. read more...Medium- to full-bodied, with well-knit tannins and a silky, caressing palate. Long. This is a wonderful wine. Lots of finesse. Best after 2008."" (03/04) Steven Tanzer 90: Good medium ruby-red. Sweet, pure nose dominated by black cherry and spices. Juicy and fine-grained, with a lovely restrained sweetness and nicely integrated acidity. A hint of pepper lifts the wine's fruit without introducing intrusive greenness. Stylish, firm claret with good extract and a firm, lingering finish. Decanter 4 Stars: Fine, floral, violety bouquet, lovely balance. Floral and fragrant on palate. Lovely balance, elegant and long. Drink 2009-23. (9/05) Clive Coates 18.5: Full colour. Rich, concentrated, very classy Cabernet nose. Fullish body. Rich, concentrated and profound. Splendidly relaxed. Very lovely fruit. Very harmonious. Very classy. The best of the Saint-Juliens. 2012-2030 (1/05) Farr Vintners 16.5: Consistently brilliant quality in recent years and a reasonable pricing policy makes this one of our most popular wines with a loyal following of regular buyers. 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc. Very big and dense but opulent and creamy too. A perfect marriage of power and complexity with some exotic spice mixed in with the cassis fruit. Long, classy and balanced. Léoville Barton always gets it right without forcing it too much. The epitome of fine Bordeaux. Excellent. """ (hide)
DecanterRating: 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