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

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

Destination

vintage

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%
94/100
Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
Date Reviewed:
05/2024
91-93/100
Neal Martin, Vinous
The 2023 Langoa Barton was picked from September 12 until October 2 at around 50hL/ha, with some "late" saignée for half the vat–when it has some “serious color,” according to Damien Barton. Two vats were chaptalized out of a total of 42, the highest at 15%, yielding an average alcohol of 13%. Matured in 60% new oak, it has a very perfumed bouquet with black plum, boysenberry and a touch of mint. This is notably forward and unabashed. The palate is medium-bodied with pliant tannins, a sorbet-fresh Langoa with a bright, almost pastille-like finish that lingers in the mouth. Very seductive and vivacious, I appreciate the nascent energy here.
Date Reviewed:
04/2024

specifications

country:
France
region:
Bordeaux
Appellation:
style:
Grape Variety:
Allergen Information:
This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.
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.

discover Château Langoa Barton