Chateau Leoville Barton St. Julien 2016
Wine Spectator # 1 Wine of the Year 2019
This 2nd Growth vineyard 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.'
|Region||France, Bordeaux, St. Julien|
|Brand||Chateau Leoville Barton|
Wine SpectatorThis is so vivid as it brims with pastis-soaked plum, blackberry, black currant and blueberry paste flavors, all carried by a perfectly integrated brambly spine. Tar and ganache notes give the finish an extra kick while everything stays within the mouthwatering roasted apple wood frame. Both regal and rambunctious, this is St.-Julien to a T. Best from 2025 through 2040. 11,667 cases made.
Wine EnthusiastThe Barton family's flagship wine benefits hugely from the age of the vines. This wine is ripe and concentrated, rich in tannins but with the wonderful black fruits that can be conjured from this vineyard. It will age well and is likely to be ready to drink from 2026.