Château Léoville Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.22190 ratings
9.2466 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Conrad Green

A meaty, dark nose. Tobacco, plum, herbs, brooding, sweet and no sign of too much heat. Long and serious. Delicious.

A meaty, dark nose. Tobacco, plum, herbs, brooding, sweet and no sign of too much heat. Long and serious. Delicious.

Mar 26th, 2021
Jim Gallagher

Starting to finally Shine

Starting to finally Shine

Jan 16th, 2021
Loren Grossman

Vintner Wilde Farm Wines

9.4

In a great place. Black and red fruit, cassis, graphite, sage. Fine, coating tannins. Drink or hold.

In a great place. Black and red fruit, cassis, graphite, sage. Fine, coating tannins. Drink or hold.

Oct 16th, 2020
Jim Gallagher

Old School

Old School

Oct 6th, 2020
Scorewine

Wine writer http://www.israelwines.co.il

9.1

Leoville Barton Saint Julien Grand Cru Classe is a lovely Bordeaux that shines again again over vintages. It seems to me that it never surrendered to the Parker impact and stayed true to its old school nature of restrained power and complexity at a good value.
This wine needs time to mature, it’s not made for early drinking and it requires patience and this patience pays of!
The 1998 is simply singing these days and I am so happy I secured a case! The wine is earthy with notes of dry leaves, dump forest floor, coffee, licorice, black currents and cigar box, the body is full and complex with lovely dry tannins that add a nice touch of sophistication and complexity, the finish is long and elegant. Old school and delicious!
My score 91, drink to 2024

Leoville Barton Saint Julien Grand Cru Classe is a lovely Bordeaux that shines again again over vintages. It seems to me that it never surrendered to the Parker impact and stayed true to its old school nature of restrained power and complexity at a good value.
This wine needs time to mature, it’s not made for early drinking and it requires patience and this patience pays of!
The 1998 is simply singing these days and I am so happy I secured a case! The wine is earthy with notes of dry leaves, dump forest floor, coffee, licorice, black currents and cigar box, the body is full and complex with lovely dry tannins that add a nice touch of sophistication and complexity, the finish is long and elegant. Old school and delicious!
My score 91, drink to 2024

Jul 26th, 2020
Douglas Renall

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

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

May 29th, 2020
Conrad Green

Quite primary fruit still. Plummy dark stuff with a hint of tobacco and a sour cherry note. Relatively simple but nice and savory. Good.

Quite primary fruit still. Plummy dark stuff with a hint of tobacco and a sour cherry note. Relatively simple but nice and savory. Good.

Mar 25th, 2020
Conrad Green

Plums, briars, garrigue, tobacco. This is a lovely, complex wine. Any ripeness has great balance.

Plums, briars, garrigue, tobacco. This is a lovely, complex wine. Any ripeness has great balance.

Feb 7th, 2020
Conrad Green

Thick and intense. Really good fruit. Well defined and balanced. Dark blue fruit. Great mouthfeel. Graphite and salinity. Really good.

Thick and intense. Really good fruit. Well defined and balanced. Dark blue fruit. Great mouthfeel. Graphite and salinity. Really good.

Dec 29th, 2019
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.2

Medium bodied and elegant compared to some of the 96s and 89s we had this evening. Still a lovely wine and inside it’s drinking window. Delicious. It definitely had the classic ‘95 feel

Medium bodied and elegant compared to some of the 96s and 89s we had this evening. Still a lovely wine and inside it’s drinking window. Delicious. It definitely had the classic ‘95 feel

Dec 15th, 2019