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

Château Langoa Barton, 3ème Cru Classé, St Julien, 2003


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2003
12x75cl
DP
£674.46


Château Langoa Barton, 3ème Cru Classé, St Julien, 2003

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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep/Drink

ABV:
13 %

Notes

It is hard to recall when the Barton family last missed the mark, in winemaking terms. Even the 1987’s, 1997’s and the tricky years of the early 1990’s are well-made, enjoyable wines, and the price is usually as pleasing as the wine itself. This wine showed a more fruit-driven aromatic profile than most of the other St Juliens we tasted, with big, round, red berry fruit on the nose, and a creamy, smoky dimension. On the palate it gives huge pleasure, fresh, with a silky texture, minerally and long, very fine, with good balanced length. For those of you who have had the pleasure to visit the Bartons at home, you may like to know that their eccentric dog that liked to intercept in mid-air wine destined for the crachoir has been succeeded by young Ceilidh, who has a thing for corks, and helps herself from the tasting table! A blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot and 10 Cabernet Franc, cropped at 40hl/ha.

Critics score


Score:
91

100

Source:
Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux

Date:
03/2022

Notes
The aromatics on display here stand out from the others in the lineup, reflecting the warmth of the vintage. Majoring on damson plum, touches of sour cherry, oyster shell and ripe fig fruits. The tannins give a slightly dry finish, but well balanced by sandalwood, clove, truffle and black pepper spice. There is still freshness here, underlining something I am finding in a number of 2003s right now from this corner of the Médoc. 50% new oak, Michel Raoul technical director, Eric Boissenot consultant.

specifications

country:
France

region:
Bordeaux

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Allergen Information:
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Château Langoa Barton

Château Langoa Barton

This 3rd growth St Julien estate has been owned by the Barton family for approaching two centuries. It was purchased by Hugh Barton in 1821 and is now managed by Anthony and his daughter, Lilian. Stylistically it is rather less impressive than Leoville Barton, but in recent years it has possessed a bit more punch and longevity. It is a popular Claret in the UK and has a reputation for being well priced.

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