The 1982 Chateau Léoville-Barton red wine is a stunning bottling from this famed vintage in Bordeaux. Generously shared by some friends, and needing very little time in the decanter to evolve, the 1982 Léoville-Barton opens with a captivating nose of sour red cherry, cigar box with shades of white truffle and a striking herbaceousness. There is a wonderful, seamless quality to this wine that evokes a harmonious balance on the mid-palate. A bright saline streak dashes through this incredible wine. Showing a wonderfully soft mouthfeel, the wine slowly unveils layers of sour red fruits, exotic spices, red bell pepper, anise and hints of wild blackberry that all marvelously combine with the toasty oak. While absolutely delightful now, this stunning wine will has more than a decade of life left. Drink 2019-2035- 95
— 3 days ago
The 2nd best wine I’ve ever had!!
I originally thought I over paid @ £140, and probably did versus the market, but it was so worth it.
Very similar to Chateau Haut Brion. 45+ minute decant. Nose was balanced between French terroir and deep cherry fruit. Very rustic. Wine was complex with awesome texture. Deep fruit but coated the palate and was very gentle. Long finish capped it off.
Truly amazing!!! — 23 days ago