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  • Country ranking ?

    712
  • Producer ranking ?

    1
  • Decanting time

    4h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • 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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Nice depth as expected. The nose is elegant and powerful with an undercurrent of complex layered red and black fruits. Hints of Turkish Delight again, the palate is very sexy and polished, the tannins don't appear in the frame for a couple of seconds fixing you into a long, fine-grained spice- filled finish. Super stuff, big longevity as always but this very charming too.

  • 97p

Ruby. Scented, red berries. Fruity, fresh, nuanced, layered, floral, nuanced, seductive nose already. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, detailed, playful, elegant, refreshing, superb balance, long. Among the best ever from here. 95-97

  • 96p

Deep colour. Lovely blackcurrant, creme de cassis aromas with praline notes and inky complexity. Velvety textured wine with fresh saturated pure blackcurrant pastille fruits, fine supple melting tannins and integrated espresso, roasted coffee oak. The finish is chalky firm with beautiful mineral length. Always a bellwether wine and it delivers. Tasted at the Union des Grand Crus. 96 points         

  • 96p

Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Very classic style, excellent nose very close to 2015. However on the palate with the same structure but a hint of sweetness, which makes the difference. 96

  • 96p

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Origin

Saint-Julien, Bordeaux

Other wines from this producer

La Réserve de Leoville Barton

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