A smidge disappointed given I’ve had many 2001 Bordeaux I quite like and separately that SJ is my favorite left bank appellation. Just a bit disjointed, with some drying tannins on the finish - definitely drink up if you have these. Still, can’t argue that this is classic Bordeaux and a great pairing with grilled hanger steak. — 6 days ago
1hr decant. Medium purple color. Nose contained graphite, pencil shavings, and dark cherries. Wine was deep and coated my teeth and mouth. That being said it seemed very young and tight. Definitely give this a lot of air and a few more years. Excellent QPR. Was torn between 94/95, so gave it the benefit of the doubt based on the excellent, silky texture. — 11 days ago
We’re having the last 2011 Leoville tonight. This is always a wine for celebrating with. A traditional Saint-Julien wine of the finest quality. This 2011 vintage has great purity, concentrated fruit and serious structure. Classic cassis, brambly dark fruit deliciousness and deft use of oak are masterfully woven together into a seamless #grandcruclassé I can’t wait to have a few more glasses while this rain sets in for the weekend 🍷 #saintjulien #leovillebarton #memories — 5 days ago
Paired this tonight with Vitello Marsala with Fettuccini--all homemade by me--thank you very much 🤪.
Creamy-stewed red fruit, green olives and tobacco nose notes. Somewhat of an alc burn midway. Medium acidity, medium bodied, medium plus tannins. Obviously young and age worthy!
93 points — 3 days ago