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

Château Langoa Barton, 3ème Cru Classé, St Julien, 2022


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Château Langoa Barton, 3ème Cru Classé, St Julien, 2022

2022

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Château Langoa Barton, 3ème Cru Classé, St Julien, 2022

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.

Maturity:
Keep/Drink
ABV:
13%
94/100
Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux

Another successful vintage for Langoa, with dense cherry pit, graphite, smoked earth and bilberry fruits. Glass-staining ruby colour, a little atypical for the estate with its gourmet edge that gives supple tannins and a rich mid-palate, with concentrated fruit and spices all balanced by great tannic architecture. This is an impressive St Julien from the Barton family, with a ton of ageing potential. 60% new oak.
Date Reviewed:
05/2023
92-94/100
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent

A blend of 56.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot, and 2.5% Cabernet Franc, the 2022 Langoa Barton is ageing in 60% new oak. Deep garnet-purple in color, it prances out with exuberant notes of warm cassis, blueberry pie, and Morello cherries, leading to hints of chocolate mint, clove oil, and tilled soil. The medium to full-bodied palate is chock full of juicy black fruits, framed by plush tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing with a spicy kick.
Date Reviewed:
05/2023
92-94/100
Neal Martin, Vinous

The 2022 Langoa-Barton was cropped at 30hL/ha from September 8-23 then matured in 60% new oak. The nose needs a few minutes to cohere, raspberry and dark cherry fruit, bunches of violet, almost Margaux-like in personality. The palate is where the action is at the moment with finely-chiseled tannins, a saline undertow, almost briny with a fresh and quite compelling, classically-styled finish. Fine length, this is a Langoa that just like the ABBA song, will go on and on and on.
Date Reviewed:
05/2023

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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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