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Chateau Leoville Barton 2001

$320.00 per bottle

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"Consistent from bottle (I tasted it three times), this is an outstanding offering. Civilized and approachable for a young Leoville-Barton it should turn out to be a brilliant effort, and one of the stars of the Medoc." Robert Parker

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2001 VINTAGE

92 Consistent from bottle (I tasted it three times), this is an outstanding offering. Civilized and approachable for a young Leoville-Barton, it exhibits a saturated plum/purple colour along with classic Bordelaise aromas of damp earth, creme 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.
92 Gorgeous aromas of crushed blackberries and flowers. 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
93 Intense deep red, slightly more evolved than the 2000. Aromatic and fruity on the nose, with touches of ink and ripe fruits. Soft entry lacking a little in vibrancy. Linear, pulpy and savoury performance on the palate; Run through with taste, refine tannins and a spicy note. A touch hot on finish but the tannins remain elegant. Average length.
2010 tasting. Very good depth of vigorous, fragrant, ripe Cabernet. Fine combination of fragrance and ripeness, good clarity and lots of class, middle sweetness and firm, dry finish.
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.
96 A wonderfully firm, concentrated wine that walks a fine, balanced line between richness and poised structure. It is classic in the best sense, showing all the shape of a fine Bordeaux, while adding the extra dimension of the freshest of black fruits, complexity from a few hints of wood, and a dark, brooding, long-lasting aftertaste. — R.V. (12/16/2007)

 

Provenance - a cold European cellar.

Name Château Leoville Barton
Vintage 2001
Type Rouge/Red
Appellation Saint-Julien
Classification 2ème Cru Classé (Second Growth) 
Grape Varieties 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc
Format 750ml
Alcohol  
Vineyard 47 Hecatres
Average Age of Vines 30 Years
Production 22,000 Cases
Soil Gravel with a subsoil of clay
Winemaking After a hand picked harvest, fermentation takes place in temperature controlled wood vats for two to three weeks
Ageing 20 months in barrel of which 50% is new for each vintage
Serving Suggestions Best now through to 2022
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‘Leoville-Barton is a full, Cabernet Sauvignon wine of considerable depth and distinction. It is not as austere as Leoville-Las-Cases but more classic than Leoville-Poyferre.'
Clive Coates MW

‘This is a wonderfully consistent Chateau, particularly since the 1970's when stricter selection and improvements in vinification became evident.' David Peppercorn MW

‘One of the best buys among the super-seconds, this wine is, however, tannic and needs considerable time to fully express itself. While Leoville-Barton rarely attains the level of Leoville-Las-Cases, it is much less expensive.' Robert Parker

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