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167 Ratings
Chateau Leoville Barton St. Julien

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Wine Description

"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 ...

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...

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."

    almost 5 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

    over 4 years
Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    "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 ...