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Chateau Leoville Barton St. Julien

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Wine Description

(2005 Vintage) "While nearly medieval in its backwardness, this pure, tannic, medium-bodied, rich St.-Julien exhibits plenty of creme de cassis, espresso roast, smoked herbs, and spice notes. It requires 8-10 years ...

(2005 Vintage) Good ruby-red. Rich plummy aroma. Deep and chewy if a bit youthfully sullen, with sweet flavors of redcurrant, mocha and tobacco. Finishes with chewy tannins. Distinctly fatter than the 2006 but a bit...

(2005 Vintage) A bigger wine in most ways than its communal companions, this very deep and highly extracted opus is brimming with fully ripe currants and plums, and it is accented with notes of violets and sweet sp...

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    varietals 1/10/12. this is second vintage growth. first was 2000. Bordeaux region. more elegant and subtle than Ca version (Colgin IX Estate), but both delicious. 2005 vintage of century until 2009. paired w pan roasted veal chop stuffed w spinach, pomegranate sauce. delicious.

    almost 6 years
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    WE 97pts - St. Julien, Bordeaux, France- "Power and elegance merge effortlessly in this superb wine. Its pure black currant fruit is tightly coiled, supported by just the right amount of firm tannins. Great aging potential. A triumph. CELLAR SELECTION."

    over 4 years
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    one is 1500 ml. wine tasting at the Brasserie 3/2011. wow, what a wine. drinking beautifully now will be better in 5-6 years. has twenty years ahead of it.

    almost 7 years
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    hurricane earl anticipation.but still a beauty.

    over 7 years
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    WS 96 WA 94 WE 97 #1 CELLAR SELECTION 2008 WE

    about 4 years
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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)