$320.00 per bottle
Stock: Out Of Stock
"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
|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|
|Classification||2ème Cru Classé (Second Growth)|
|Grape Varieties||72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc|
|Average Age of Vines||30 Years|
|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|
‘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
Liquor Act: It is an offence to sell or supply to or obtain liquor on behalf of a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor license No. LIQP 770010066