Chateau Leoville Barton St. Julien 2010 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Chateau Leoville Barton St. Julien 2010

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Chateau Leoville Barton St. Julien 2010


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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.'
Category Red Wine
Region France, Bordeaux, St. Julien
Brand Chateau Leoville Barton
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Wine EnthusiastA magnificently solid wine, initially severe. At this young stage, the tannins dominate in a wine that also reveals a full fruit salad bowl of black fruits. Very dense, concentrated, this is a wine that's even better than the legendary 2005. The structure tells of its extraordinary aging potential: don't even attempt to drink this for 10 years.

Roger Voss, February 1, 2013
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Wine SpectatorTakes a modern approach, with dark mocha- and espresso-infused toast leading the way, featuring an extra ganache kicker before dark currant preserves and roasted plum fruit strides in. Dense and extracted through the polished finish, this features a charcoal spine that gives rise to extra blueberry and pastis notes. Should cruise in the cellar. Best from 2018 through 2038.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2013
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Wine AdvocateA splendid showing, much stronger from bottle than it was from barrel, the Leoville Barton is one of the spectacular wines of the vintage. Inky purple to the rim, its huge tannin gives this wine real potential for 30-50 years of longevity. It is a classic, powerful Bordeaux made with no compromise. A superstar of the vintage, the wine has notes of pen ink and creme de cassis, good acidity, sweet, subtle oak, and massive extraction and concentration. I thought it was one of the most backward wines of the vintage two years ago, and nothing has changed in the ensuing upbringing of the wine in cask except that the wine now seems even richer, denser and fuller than I previously thought. The beautiful purity, symmetry, and huge finish of nearly a minute make this one of the all-time great classics from Leoville Barton. Anticipated maturity: 2028-2065+.

Robert Parker, February 2013