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Château Langoa Barton




St Julien

Grape Variety:

Cab Sauvignon Merlot

Château Langoa Barton, 3ème Cru Classé, St Julien, 2020

6x75cl £179.00

5 cases Equiv. £29.83 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

As with the Leoville Barton, we had a disappointing UGC sample, so Lilian kindly provided a fresh specimen from her cellars. Yields were low at both these St Julien estates (just 34hL/ha), with tiny berries and thick skins. This high ratio of skin to juice has resulted in a striking colour and a wonderfully fragrant bouquet of sweet black cherry, cassis and spices. The palate is vibrant and mouth-watering, with ample black fruit, hints of stary red berries and minerals. There’s lots of energy and tension; the fruit is crisp and purposeful, gripped by rather seductive tannins and finishing with crème de cassis and lick of dark chocolate. A very impressive Langoa produced from 53.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and 8.5% Cabernet Franc.

"Not quite as generous as Léoville Barton, replaced with classicism and subdued tannins, as we see the impact of a slightly cooler terroir. Juicy finish, black fruits, plenty of life and lift through the palate. Enjoyable, but closed in with clove spice that is very clear on the finish. Tasted twice. A yield of 34hl/ha. Harvest September 14 to 28. Drinking Window 2027 - 2042" 92/100 - Jane Anson, Decanter.com

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