Château Langoa Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.1451 ratings
9.098 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Stefan Dolhain

2016 vintage.

2016 vintage.

Jul 11th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

Nice ruby, ripe blackberries, blue and some purple fruits. Dark Rich earth, dry stones, soft woodiness, round, velvety, dark, firm tannins, round acidity and big nice finish.

Nice ruby, ripe blackberries, blue and some purple fruits. Dark Rich earth, dry stones, soft woodiness, round, velvety, dark, firm tannins, round acidity and big nice finish.

Jan 26th, 2019
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2015 / childsmurder, closed nose powerfull so much promise #saintjulien nice cherries some chocolate

Vintage 2015 / childsmurder, closed nose powerfull so much promise #saintjulien nice cherries some chocolate

Dec 18th, 2018
Bassel Sommelier

A delicious saint Julien, ethereal and silky

A delicious saint Julien, ethereal and silky

Oct 9th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

Langoa Barton was bought by Hugh Barton in 1821. This was some 30 years before the classification of 1855 and Hugh was not to know that Langoa would be classified as a 3rd growth. A blend of 54% Cab Sauv, 38% Merlot & 8% Cab Franc, & 60% new oak. Vivid deep red with aromas of juicy red sweet berry fruits, tobacco and floral notes. On the palate cherry & plum with licorice, cacao and earthy oak. Fine tannins, lingering soft ending. Drinks well now!

Langoa Barton was bought by Hugh Barton in 1821. This was some 30 years before the classification of 1855 and Hugh was not to know that Langoa would be classified as a 3rd growth. A blend of 54% Cab Sauv, 38% Merlot & 8% Cab Franc, & 60% new oak. Vivid deep red with aromas of juicy red sweet berry fruits, tobacco and floral notes. On the palate cherry & plum with licorice, cacao and earthy oak. Fine tannins, lingering soft ending. Drinks well now!

Aug 13th, 2018
Bryce Wiatrak

Beautifully polished and linear. Mouthwatering acidity and fresh red flavors of red currant and dew drops. While not the most pedigreed vintage, absolutely delightful to enjoy today. #sommcon

Beautifully polished and linear. Mouthwatering acidity and fresh red flavors of red currant and dew drops. While not the most pedigreed vintage, absolutely delightful to enjoy today. #sommcon

Jul 23rd, 2018
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
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Not much fruit. Forest floor, mushroom, graphite, bell pepper and dried herb. Tannins are still grippy, slight green on the palate, lean and hollow on mid-palate. Long, bitter finish.

Not much fruit. Forest floor, mushroom, graphite, bell pepper and dried herb. Tannins are still grippy, slight green on the palate, lean and hollow on mid-palate. Long, bitter finish.

Dec 28th, 2017
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