Château Léoville Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.21982 ratings
9.2444 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Conrad Green

Just coming round. Leather and quite tight blue fruit. Tobacco and plum

Just coming round. Leather and quite tight blue fruit. Tobacco and plum

Sep 1st, 2019
Ron R
9.3

This has stood still.
Cigars, leather and dill on the nose and palate. Lovely texture, with an elevated finish. Drink or hold or for 3 - 5 years longer.
Stop Press - wifey no likey 😮

This has stood still.
Cigars, leather and dill on the nose and palate. Lovely texture, with an elevated finish. Drink or hold or for 3 - 5 years longer.
Stop Press - wifey no likey 😮

Aug 11th, 2019
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

9.1

Gorgeous nose. Lighter vintage. But beautiful.

Gorgeous nose. Lighter vintage. But beautiful.

Aug 7th, 2019
Conrad Green

This is in a great place. Tannins totally resolved, iron and gnarly deep fruit. Fresh, profound and long. Very animal. Lovely.

This is in a great place. Tannins totally resolved, iron and gnarly deep fruit. Fresh, profound and long. Very animal. Lovely.

Jul 5th, 2019
Andrew Steffensmeier

A lot of power, plenty of fruit and acidity for days. This is in a nice spot, but still on the way up. There’s a nice dusty/tar note, fennel, a touch of leather, maybe even a hint of violets. Best with a big rich meal.

A lot of power, plenty of fruit and acidity for days. This is in a nice spot, but still on the way up. There’s a nice dusty/tar note, fennel, a touch of leather, maybe even a hint of violets. Best with a big rich meal.

Jun 20th, 2019
LM Segal

Pure, dark black fruit and compote more suggestive of Napa than Bordeaux. Huge, tannic and powerful. I’d let this rest at least 3-4 more years.

Pure, dark black fruit and compote more suggestive of Napa than Bordeaux. Huge, tannic and powerful. I’d let this rest at least 3-4 more years.

Jun 5th, 2019
Dr. Owen Bargreen

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

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

Apr 19th, 2019
Lee Lightfoot

Big doughy rich and not ready yet

Big doughy rich and not ready yet

Mar 23rd, 2019
George Tita

Not known as the greatest of vintages but after 2 hours of air, this is showing nicely. Classic leather earthiness with cassis and red fruit. The finish is building with time.

Not known as the greatest of vintages but after 2 hours of air, this is showing nicely. Classic leather earthiness with cassis and red fruit. The finish is building with time.

Feb 17th, 2019
Henrik Poulsen

Still singing at age 36....

Still singing at age 36....

Jan 27th, 2019