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  • Country ranking ?

    948
  • Producer ranking ?

    2
  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    from 2020
  • Food Pairing

    Beef

The Story

The 50 hectares of Léoville and 17 hectares of Langoa, planted in gravelly soil with a clay sub-soil, include large proportions of old vines in order to obtain the best possible quality. The grape varieties is 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc for Léoville Barton, while Langoa Barton’s terroir is shared as follows 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc. Both properties have the same vinification methods.

The wines are typical of the Saint-Julien area, well balanced wines with subtle bouquets and flavours; the emphasis being on elegance and finesse rather than on power and extraction. This is achieved by picking the grapes at their maximum ripeness and allowing the fermentation to take place at a controlled temperature of 30/32°C. Although excessive extraction is avoided by removing the juice from the skins at the appropriate time, the wines have a lovely deep colour, excellent structure and sufficient tannins to ensure good ageing potential.

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Vintage 2015

By complete contrast to Langoa, Leoville Barton is a monumental wine with real gravitas. Produced from 86% Cabernet and the balance Merlot, this is a reserved, reticent wine that slowly unfurls to reveal a glorious bouquet of damson liqueur, graphite, cloves, spice, fine herbs, tobacco and flowers. There is considerable mid palate weight here although there is no excess; it is all pure, taut dark fruit which builds and builds offering layers of nuanced black and red berry fruit and minerals. Although understated this is a big wine and will reward considerable cellaring; the stunning fruit coated tannins hint to a long future. Impressive stuff!

 

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Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. A great classic with well structured character, hints of dark chocolate and toasting aroma, typical Léoville Barton style with very elegant fruit. On the palate excellent length, great depth and wonderful structure. 97

  • 97p

Tasted both in April and September 2016 - barrel sample. Same impression.  Stylish, splendid fruit and tannin, well-packed with perfect ripe fruit and tannin, well-structured and complex, long finish. High class wine.

  • 95p
Deep colour. Classic blackcurrant cedar aromas with herb garden notes. Generously proportioned wine with dense cassis, blueberry fruits, fine dense chocolaty tannins and beautiful ginger mocha oak. Finishes velvety form with superb fruit complexity and length. Very well made wine with gorgeous density of fruit and tannin structure. 95 points
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Information

Origin

Saint-Julien, Bordeaux

Vintage Quality

Extraordinary

Value For Money

Very good

Investment potential

Below Average

Fake factory

None

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97p
 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Chateau Leoville-Barton 2015  ( Château Leoville-Barton )

Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. A great classic with well structured character, hints of dark chocolate and toasting aroma, typical Léoville Barton style with very elegant fruit. On the palate excellent length, great depth and wonderful structure. 97

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95p
 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Chateau Leoville-Barton 2015  ( Château Leoville-Barton )

Tasted both in April and September 2016 - barrel sample. Same impression.  Stylish, splendid fruit and tannin, well-packed with perfect ripe fruit and tannin, well-structured and complex, long finish. High class wine.

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95p
 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Chateau Leoville-Barton 2015  ( Château Leoville-Barton )

"Deep colour. Classic blackcurrant cedar aromas with herb garden notes. Generously proportioned wine with dense cassis, blueberry fruits, fine dense chocolaty tannins and beautiful ginger mocha oak. Finishes velvety form with superb fruit complexity and length. Very well made wine with gorgeous density of fruit and tannin structure. 95 points"

1y 11d ago

93p
 Will Gardener / Nickolls & Perks, Wine Dealer (United Kingdom)  tasted  Chateau Leoville-Barton 2015  ( Château Leoville-Barton )

"Leoville Barton Saint Julien
This is intense on the nose, inky, loganberry, fruit cocktail freshness, earthy, again plenty of tension and silky texture balanced with juicy fruit and ripe tannins. Firmer here than most but there is plenty of generosity too. A good Barton. 92-95/100 2028-2050"

1y 14d ago

96p
 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Chateau Leoville-Barton 2015  ( Château Leoville-Barton )

"Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Excellent nose with very classic approach, still slightly closed, typical Léoville Barton style with very elegant fruit. On the palate excellent length, great depth and wonderful structure. "

1y 16d ago

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