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  • Country ranking ?

    875
  • Producer ranking ?

    3
  • Decanting time

    4h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Beef

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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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Superb richness on the nose of dark berries, shiitake mushrooms and flowers. Full body with soft, silky tannins and a refined, integrated tannin texture. This is a young wine with grace and intensity. So approachable now!

  • 96p

Magnificent colour and an already fragrant nose. Great purity and depth showing a firm Saint-Julien edge. Will develop beautifully ’ a superb wine in this vintage.

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Closed on the nose compared to the more modest Langoa. Big style. The oak is fused with bud-bursting red fruits. Cabernet reigns supreme in this excellent vintage – a factor not lost in this big hearted wine. 18.5-19 pts. Drink from 2025.
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Deep ruby. Layered and complex but very shut and restrained. Violets and cassis. Fresh acidity, elegant, classicaly refreshing, together and superb. Very long.
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Origin

Saint-Julien, Bordeaux

Other wines from this producer

La Réserve de Leoville Barton

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