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

Château Langoa Barton, 3ème Cru Classé, St Julien, 2017


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Château Langoa Barton, 3ème Cru Classé, St Julien, 2017

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2012
2020

Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep/Drink

ABV:
13 %

Notes

Gone are the days when Langoa had to play a very distant second fiddle to Leoville. Recent Southwold tastings have proved this is very much a match for its second growth partner. Harvested between the 3rd and 15th of October, the 2012 Langoa Barton will be shaped from 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc from yields of 32hl/ha. This has a heady bouquet of griotte liqueur; high-toned, floral and peachy, this is a very tight knit example with a good core of fruit and persistent flavours. Lovely balance and purity.

Critics score


Score:
92

100

Source:
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent

Date:
02/2023

Notes
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.

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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