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    4 932
  • Producer ranking ?

    4
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035

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The 2016 Langoa-Barton has a very pure bouquet of black cherry and blackberry fruit and briary notes, but I would have liked more intensity. The palate is medium-bodied, rounded and forward, with supple tannin and a lilting, cedar-tinged finish. A delicious and perhaps more approachable Saint-Julien, although I have a feeling that it might close down, so keep a cool cellar handy. Drink 2021-2040.

Score: 92 Neal Martin, vinous.com (Jan 2019), January 2019

The 2016 Langoa Barton is succulent, racy and inviting, with striking textural richness and depth. Ripe dark plum, tobacco, cedar, licorice and spice are all generous in this racy, pliant Saint-Julien. The 2016 is an especially fine edition of Langoa-Barton and one of the sleepers of the vintage. Drink 2022-2036.

Score: 93 Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, January 2019

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Tagsted in October 2019. 55% CS + 37% M + 8% CF, Fresh, noble and aristocratic, silky texture, sophisticated with great complexity and length. Simply fabulous wine. 

  • 93p

Ruby. Scented, red berries, blueberries, cassis, vanilla, tighter nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins. Fresh, lively, detailed and nuanced, playful, bright red fruits and darker berries, refreshing. The best Langoa ever? 94-96

  • 95p

Medium deep colour. Fresh mulberry cassis aromas with toasty oak notes. Medium weighted wine with generous cassis mulberry fruits, silky/ velveteen textures and toasty, vanilla oak notes, Finishes chalky firm but the cassis mulberry fruits persist. Tasted at the Union des Grand Crus. 93 points          

  • 93p

Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Excellent fruit, fine dark berries, blackberries and blackcurrants, hints of raspberries, vanilla, gingerbread spices and toasted aroma. Well structured with sweet fruit, ripe tannins, excellent length. 94

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St.Julien, Saint-Julien

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