Ch. Léoville Barton (0.75 L)


NM: Tasted with Anthony Barton at the Saint-Julien restaurant, this behemoth of a wine is definitely starting to pump on cylinders. As before, it needs considerable decanting, but it unfurls beautifully in the glass to reveal blackberry, dark plums, a touch of sandalwood and warm gravel. Coming direct from the property, there is a touch more fruite compared to other bottles. The palate is medium-bodied with great depth and breadth: less masculine than before, mellowing nicely with layers of lifted blackberry, plum, wild strawberry and cedar that leads to an extraordinarily long finish. There is a sense of harmony and composure to this wine that makes it utterly beguiling. Top class. Tasted November 2011.

Product Information

Size: 0.75

Vintage: 1986

WA / RP: 91

NM: 94

WS: 90

BH: 0

SKU: 01LEBARTON0001986 Category: