Château Léoville Barton, 2ème Cru Classé, St Julien
Château Léoville Barton

Château Léoville Barton, 2ème Cru Classé, St Julien,

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Château Léoville Barton, 2ème Cru Classé, St Julien, 2019

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
Château Léoville Barton, 2ème Cru Classé, St Julien, 2019
Maturity:
Keep
ABV:
14%
97/100
Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
Big rich, powerful wine with pencil lead precision. This is a brilliant wine, I loved it En Primeur and it is delivering on expectations. It's big, as is Langoa in this vintage, with damson and black cherry fruits, and tons of gourmet notes from brioche to bacon rind to chocolate shavings. The tannins are going to need a good decade to soften, but when it is ready, this is going to be such a fun wine to share with friends.
Date Reviewed:
01/2022
96/100
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2019 Leoville Barton leaps with vibrant notes of warm red and black currants, black raspberries, and iris, plus hints of wild sage, tilled soil, and clove oil. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers beautiful tension to the red and black berry layers with velvety tannins and a long, mineral-tinged finish. This wine has so much energy!
Date Reviewed:
05/2022
97/100
Neal Martin, Vinous
The 2019 Léoville Barton has a powerful and comparatively rich bouquet with layers of black fruit suffused with minerals - wonderful delineation. This has an effortlessness about it. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, gorgeous satin-like texture, mineral-driven with hints of truffle and white pepper towards the exceedingly harmonious finish. I thought this was outstanding before - now I think it might be a benchmark. Tasted blind at the Southwold annual tasting.
Date Reviewed:
02/2023

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France
region:
Bordeaux
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Château Léoville Barton

Château Léoville Barton

Leoville Barton’s vineyards originally formed part of the great Leoville estate. Following the death of Marquis de la Cases, the vast property was split into three; the Marquis’ son Jean-Pierre took the third that is now Leoville Las Cases, the Marquis’ daughter, Jeanne’s share became what we know as Leoville Poyferre following her marriage to the Baron de Poyferre and the final third was auctioned off and purchased by Hugh Barton, who had purchased Chateau Langoa in 1821. Until recently, the estate was managed by the late Anthony Barton, one of the best respected propriétaire in Bordeaux. Under his tenure, Leoville Barton enjoyed an extraordinary run of success. The wines were particularly popular in the UK market, where he developed a legion of devoted followers. Anthony believed his wines were for drinking and enjoying and was quite outspoken about wine being used as an investment vehicle. He is succeeded by his daughter Lilian, and his grandchildren, Damien and Mélanie. The Leoville Barton vineyard comprises 47 hectares on classically gravelly St Julien soils over clay. Plantings are dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon (72%) with 20% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc. The Grand vin is one of the most popular cru Classé in the UK market, a true “super-second”, with a great pedigree for aging. Reserve de Leoville Barton (the estate’s second label) offers similarly good value and is much more accessible in its youth.

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