A “Fabulous” Leoville Barton

A “Fabulous” Leoville Barton
We agree wholeheartedly. This is a grand scale, muscular Leoville Barton, built in the mould of all the greats produced from this noble Second Growth vineyard. The 2018 vintage has provided power, concentration and tannins in abundance, however, all these components have been united into a cohesive, balanced and very impressive wine. Make no mistake, this is a proper vin de garde, a wine that will last for decades and will require considerable patience, but the virtuous will be rewarded with something spectacular.

Stocks are limited and may have to be allocated. If you would like something a little more immediate, yet made in the classical Barton cast, we still have the excellent Langoa Barton available at £435 per dozen.

“The 2018 Léoville-Barton is fabulous. Graphite, gravel, crème de cassis, mint, violet, spice and exotic spices are some of the many notes that infuse this stunningly beautiful unctuous Saint-Julien. In 2018 Léoville-Barton has an extra dimension of volume and resonance, yet it never loses its super-classic mid-weight structure and regal bearing. The blend is 82% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Merlot. 93-96/100”. - Antonio Galloni, vinous.com

“Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 Léoville Barton simply sings of crushed black cherries, blackcurrant cordial and wild blueberries with touches of violets, dark chocolate, allspice and cardamom with a waft of stewed tea. Full-bodied, rich and decadently fruited in the mouth, the generous fruit has a solid structure of firm, ripe, grainy tannins and oodles of freshness, finishing long and layered. 94-96/100”. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate

“This is very structured and powerful with lots of blueberry and blackcurrant character. Full-bodied and muscular with so much intensity and density. Extremely muscular. Yet, it’s agile. 95-96/100”. - James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com

We are also delighted to offer the exceptional Grand Puy Lacoste 2018. This is as handsome as ever, a classically styled GPL brimming with violet scented cassis fruit and framed by the most refined of tannins. It’s an absolute beauty, one of the most alluring wines of the northern Medoc and will no doubt look like good value when the other big names from Pauillac release.

“This captures the style of the vintage to a T, with vividly ripe cassis and plum fruit, carried by solidly built but fine-grained structure. Lots of graphite and tobacco accents hang in the background for now. A firmly grounded wine. 95-98/100”. - James Molesworth, Wine Spectator