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

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

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    Château Langoa Barton, 3ème Cru Classé, St Julien, 2002

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Château Langoa Barton, 3ème Cru Classé, St Julien, 2002

    Yields were 25% lower than 2001 which in turn was smaller than the 2000 vintage, so allocations of this usually reasonably priced cru classé will be less than ever. One of the biggest structured Langoa we have ever tasted, pure blackcurrant and explosive fruit yet firm tannins.

    Maturity:
    Keep/Drink
    ABV:
    12.5%
    93/100
    Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
    Classic, signature Langoa, evident sandalwood and cedar smoke on the nose, coupled with violet, peony and rose petals flowers, fresh acidities from juicy blackberry and raspberry fruits, still has plenty of grip that suggests you can begin to drink today, but it should improve further over the next 2 to 3 years, and then go for a good few decades. Enjoyable. Tasted also at the chateau in a vertical recently. 60% new oak.
    Date Reviewed:
    03/2022
    Drinking Window:
    2022 - 2038
    92/100
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent
    The 2012 Langoa Barton is medium to deep garnet colored. It features notions of warm cassis, Morello cherries, and dried roses with hints of fallen leaves, mossy tree bark, and cloves. The medium-bodied palate has compelling tension and energy, with ripe, fine-grained tannins supporting the generous fruits, leading to a long and perfumed finish on this beautiful wine.
    Date Reviewed:
    02/2023
    Drinking Window:
    2022 - 2032
    92/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2012 Langoa-Barton has an open-knit bouquet with red fruit and embers, almost ash-like scents, gradually offering a little more cohesion. One of the more opulent Saint-Juliens on the nose. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly chewy tannins. Fleshy, nicely balanced, approachable with a spicy kick towards quite a substantial finish, this Langoa wears its heart on its sleeve and has wonderful tension throughout. Tasted twice at Bordeaux Index's Ten Year-On tasting and blind at the Southwold Ten-Year On tasting.
    Date Reviewed:
    09/2022
    Drinking Window:
    2022 - 2038

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    country:
    France
    region:
    Bordeaux
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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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