Colour: Deep garnet hue Nose: Intense and generous with notes...
Colour: Intense garnet red. Nose: Very floral (violet),...
Full lively taste. Black fruit. Blackberries. Concentrated with...
Once again a deep, dense wine, Ch. Léoville Barton’s 2009 massively concentrated with dark, hedgerow fruit and ripe, but refreshingly firm tannins. An earthy complexity and savoury hint of oak mingle with the fruit on the palate. This will be a wine to keep for many a long year but it will be well worth the wait.
|When to Drink||2040|
|Producer||Château Léoville Barton|
|Grapes||Cabernet Sauvignon Blend|
|Pairing||Fine Aged Cheeses|
|Volume||75cl (Full Bottle)|
Château Léoville Barton is the smallest portion of the great Léoville estate and has been owned by the Barton family since 1826. There is no château and the wine is made at Langoa Barton.
Léoville Barton's 48 hectares of vineyards are located in the east of the St-Julien wine appellation and lie on gravelly-clay soils. They are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon 72%, Merlot 20%, Cabernet Franc 8%. The wine is matured in oak barriques (50% new) for 18 months.
Since Anthony Barton took over the reins from his Uncle Ronald in the mid 80s, quality has soared at Léoville Barton and the wine has gone from being a solid mid-league performing 2ème Cru Classé to one of the most exciting and scintillating wines in St. Julien.
Léoville Barton is tannic and austere in youth but with time develops the classic cedary character that is the hallmark of St. Julien, along with intensely pure blackcurrant and cassis fruit notes. Léoville Barton's wines are made for extended cellaring and tend to show at their best with 10-15 years of bottle ageing.
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