Chateau Leoville Barton St. Julien 2015

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SKU 01165

750ml

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This 2nd Growth vineyard in Saint-Julien is planted to 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc and the average age of the vines is over 30 years. The wine itself is made at Langoa Barton, since Leoville Barton does not have its own chateau, but it possesses a great reputation. Parker calls the wines 'a consecutive string of brilliantly successful wines in the 1980s, 1990s and in the first half of this decade.'
Category Red Wine
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Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation St. Julien
Brand Chateau Leoville Barton
Alcohol/vol 13%
  • jd97

Jeb DunnuckI absolutely loved the 2015 Léoville-Barton and this has everything you could want from a Left Bank Bordeaux. Cassis, smoked earth, graphite, tobacco leaf, and thrilling amounts of minerality all emerge from this inky colored, full-bodied, power-packed, brut of a Saint-Julien that holds everything together and stays pure, balanced and elegant on the palate. It has a lot of tannins, yet more than enough fruit. The 2015 is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot, brought up in 60% new French oak, and it needs 7-8 years of bottle age and will shine for 2-3 decades. Bravo!

December 2017
  • we97

Wine EnthusiastCellar Selection. Rich, generous and elegant, this is a very dense wine but with great black fruits to balance this structure. The elements are already coming together to create another great wine from this property. Drink from 2026.

Roger Voss, February 1, 2018
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VinousA dense, powerful wine, the 2015 Léoville-Barton is going to need quite a bit of time to come together, as it is massively tannic and structured at this stage.

Antonio Galloni, February 2018
  • ws95

Wine SpectatorThis delivers some serious wow, dripping with warm fig, blackberry and boysenberry reduction notes, along with melted black licorice and fruitcake flavors. Shows ample grip but remains beautifully polished, letting the fruit sail on. Don't worry though, as long echoes of roasted apple wood and tar signal that this is built for the long haul. Best from 2025 through 2042.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2018
  • wa95

Wine AdvocateDeep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Leoville Barton offers up notions of warm red currants, black raspberries and dark chocolate with wafts of cigar box, violets and bay leaves. Elegant, medium-bodied and sporting great freshness, the taut, tightly wound palate of intense red fruits and floral accents is well-framed with firm, grainy tannins, finishing on a lingering mineral note.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, February 21, 2018

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