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    805
  • Producer ranking ?

    1
  • Decanting time

    -
  • 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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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

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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         

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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

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Saint-Julien, Bordeaux

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 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Chateau Leoville-Barton 2016  ( Château Leoville-Barton )

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

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Chateau Leoville-Barton 2016  ( Château Leoville-Barton )

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         

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 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Chateau Leoville-Barton 2016  ( Château Leoville-Barton )

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

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