Château Langoa Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.1390 ratings
9.084 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Jason Li

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May 26th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

The 78 was great at Christmas dinner with Prime Rib. The 81 out of magnum is equally up to the task with the filet. Boo yah! Forget about it!

The 78 was great at Christmas dinner with Prime Rib. The 81 out of magnum is equally up to the task with the filet. Boo yah! Forget about it!

Jan 14th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

Out of magnum and a direct purchase from the Chateau. What a pleasure to drink older Bordeaux. Whenever I have a wine like this, I like to ask, what were you doing in 1978? Langoa is the 2nd wine of Leoville Barton. This bottle is just past it’s prime but still drinking excellently. Nose of plumy fruit, used leather, saddle-wood, leaner but still bright blackberries, black plum, dark cherries, black raspberries, rhubarb, dry cranberries, dry soil, dry stems, dry rocks & stones and dry/decayed florals. The tannins are completely resolved. The body is lean to medium and flat out elegant. There is still beautiful; structure, tension, length and balance. The fruits are leaner; blackberries, black plum, dark cherries, black raspberries, rhubarb, dry figs & dates, strawberries haunt here and there with dry cranberries. Used leather, saddle-wood, dry underbrush, sharp light spice, dry top soil, dry rocks & stone, anise, black cherry licorice/cola, fresh & dry red florals, fresh violets, acidity like a waterfall and a long, very balanced and elegant finish. 39 years from inception! Wow what wine and value! Merry Christmas all! 🎄⛄️❄️🎅🥗🍷What a pair with Hedy’s harvest vegetable soup and Prime Rib. Definitely needed “The Durand” corkscrew for this 78.

Out of magnum and a direct purchase from the Chateau. What a pleasure to drink older Bordeaux. Whenever I have a wine like this, I like to ask, what were you doing in 1978? Langoa is the 2nd wine of Leoville Barton. This bottle is just past it’s prime but still drinking excellently. Nose of plumy fruit, used leather, saddle-wood, leaner but still bright blackberries, black plum, dark cherries, black raspberries, rhubarb, dry cranberries, dry soil, dry stems, dry rocks & stones and dry/decayed florals. The tannins are completely resolved. The body is lean to medium and flat out elegant. There is still beautiful; structure, tension, length and balance. The fruits are leaner; blackberries, black plum, dark cherries, black raspberries, rhubarb, dry figs & dates, strawberries haunt here and there with dry cranberries. Used leather, saddle-wood, dry underbrush, sharp light spice, dry top soil, dry rocks & stone, anise, black cherry licorice/cola, fresh & dry red florals, fresh violets, acidity like a waterfall and a long, very balanced and elegant finish. 39 years from inception! Wow what wine and value! Merry Christmas all! 🎄⛄️❄️🎅🥗🍷What a pair with Hedy’s harvest vegetable soup and Prime Rib. Definitely needed “The Durand” corkscrew for this 78.

Dec 26th, 2017
Mark Williamson

Delightful. A blast from an era when wines were like well mannered children. Beautifully considered with a hint of rose, dusting of cedar & graceful texture. An art form.

Delightful. A blast from an era when wines were like well mannered children. Beautifully considered with a hint of rose, dusting of cedar & graceful texture. An art form.

Nov 16th, 2017
Mike Saviage

Tawny reddish brown color. Cloudy at first but clears up with time in the glass. Beautiful old wine nose. Notes of cherries, cassis, menthol, saddle leather. Great richness in the mouth. Finish is short at first but expands a bit with time in the decanter. Really nice showing. The nose is the memorable thing here.

Tawny reddish brown color. Cloudy at first but clears up with time in the glass. Beautiful old wine nose. Notes of cherries, cassis, menthol, saddle leather. Great richness in the mouth. Finish is short at first but expands a bit with time in the decanter. Really nice showing. The nose is the memorable thing here.

Aug 20th, 2017
Jeroen Koenen

Spicy beef, smoke and tobacco, grilled bell pepper, juicy black fruit and leafy forestfloor. Quite an elegant wine, fresh and focussed, pinch of that Old World Funk. Adorable Left Banker, drinking at peak now.

Spicy beef, smoke and tobacco, grilled bell pepper, juicy black fruit and leafy forestfloor. Quite an elegant wine, fresh and focussed, pinch of that Old World Funk. Adorable Left Banker, drinking at peak now.

2 people found it helpfulJun 28th, 2014
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.1

This was a great surprise. Although young, even this once-backward st Julien is rocking. Still super dark with loads of fruit. The tannins have resolved beautifully and I would recommend start drinking these or waiting about as long as you want. Seems like this will be drinking as it is today for many years. Lots of structure

This was a great surprise. Although young, even this once-backward st Julien is rocking. Still super dark with loads of fruit. The tannins have resolved beautifully and I would recommend start drinking these or waiting about as long as you want. Seems like this will be drinking as it is today for many years. Lots of structure

1 person found it helpfulDec 19th, 2017
Douglas Renall

Beautifully balanced, slick tannins, ripe red fruits - great wine!

Beautifully balanced, slick tannins, ripe red fruits - great wine!

1 person found it helpfulJul 18th, 2017
Kyle Lockhart

Grippy tannins that coat your mouth, and that old world decaying underbrush funk, this Bordeaux is a classic. Simply iconic and a wonderful bottle to share with friends.

Grippy tannins that coat your mouth, and that old world decaying underbrush funk, this Bordeaux is a classic. Simply iconic and a wonderful bottle to share with friends.

1 person found it helpfulMar 26th, 2016
Winston Biltz

Opening up nicely. Well balanced. Some leather notes . Very smooth. A really good 3rd growth.

Opening up nicely. Well balanced. Some leather notes . Very smooth. A really good 3rd growth.

1 person found it helpfulNov 26th, 2015