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Colour: Red
Producer: Château Léoville Barton
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: St Julien
Grape Variety: Cab Sauvignon Merlot

Château Léoville Barton, 2ème Cru Classé, St Julien, 2012

1 case
Equiv. £53.33 per bottle

Tasting Note:

Produced from 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc harvested between the 3rd and 15th of October and aged in 60% new oak barrels. Yields were low in 2012, just 32hl/ha. The Barton's have got this spot on. 2012 is not a vintage to extract hard and make monumental wines. This is all about purity and precision. Notes of minerals, graphite, cherry liqueur, cut flowers and seductive fruit leap from the glass. The palate is tight knit and focussed with pure plum liqueur notes. Persistent, but not profound, there is good structure and dependably ripe tannins.

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