Château Léoville Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.22443 ratings
9.2500 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
Shay A
9.2

Annual birthday WWC hosting. As normal, 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert, all presented blind.

Fun to open birth year wines around your birthday, especially when you can do a Bordeaux and Napa side by side. While not a great vintage, this held up well after a few hours and presented as expected. Clean and zero Brett. Great color! Deep ruby with hardly any bricking. Leather, cassis, vanilla pipe tobacco on the nose. Sporting a good bit of dusty red and black fruits (mostly tart raspberries and blackberries), there was a little savory truffle note mixed with an herbal and mocha finish. Still quite grippy. Pretty.

Annual birthday WWC hosting. As normal, 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert, all presented blind.

Fun to open birth year wines around your birthday, especially when you can do a Bordeaux and Napa side by side. While not a great vintage, this held up well after a few hours and presented as expected. Clean and zero Brett. Great color! Deep ruby with hardly any bricking. Leather, cassis, vanilla pipe tobacco on the nose. Sporting a good bit of dusty red and black fruits (mostly tart raspberries and blackberries), there was a little savory truffle note mixed with an herbal and mocha finish. Still quite grippy. Pretty.

Apr 20th, 2024
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2006 | popped and poured with risotto funghi and truffle | half transparant | cassis cedar eucalyptus leather, still much fruit after 18 years in smell | lush mouthfeel

Vintage 2006 | popped and poured with risotto funghi and truffle | half transparant | cassis cedar eucalyptus leather, still much fruit after 18 years in smell | lush mouthfeel

Mar 24th, 2024
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

Leoville Barton is one of my favorite St. Julien producers and still one of the best values upon release of Left Bank Bordeaux’s. If my memory is correct, I think this was WS’s wine of the year a few years ago.

I haven’t had this since the release at UGC. It was so fresh then. It has definitely put on weight and showing some nice evolution. But, Anthony made his wines for the ages. This will rise 2-3 points with 20 years bottle age.

It is round and lush. Blackberries, black plum, black raspberries, purple fruits, blueberries, some creamy raspberries & dark cherries. Anise, light graphite, tobacco ash, leather, dark, rich earth with dry leaves, dry river stone, limestone marl, dark spice, dry herbaceous notes, hints of black olive, black licorice, dry stems, mix of dry & candied dark flowers, very nice round acidity and a well; balanced, structured, tensioned and polished finish that last minutes.

Would open this in 2032 and beyond.

Leoville Barton is one of my favorite St. Julien producers and still one of the best values upon release of Left Bank Bordeaux’s. If my memory is correct, I think this was WS’s wine of the year a few years ago.

I haven’t had this since the release at UGC. It was so fresh then. It has definitely put on weight and showing some nice evolution. But, Anthony made his wines for the ages. This will rise 2-3 points with 20 years bottle age.

It is round and lush. Blackberries, black plum, black raspberries, purple fruits, blueberries, some creamy raspberries & dark cherries. Anise, light graphite, tobacco ash, leather, dark, rich earth with dry leaves, dry river stone, limestone marl, dark spice, dry herbaceous notes, hints of black olive, black licorice, dry stems, mix of dry & candied dark flowers, very nice round acidity and a well; balanced, structured, tensioned and polished finish that last minutes.

Would open this in 2032 and beyond.

Mar 9th, 2024
Shengli Hu

Brett. Deep garnet color. Red fruited. Tart red cherry, red currant, sanguine, blood, hawthorn, empty cigar box, leather, smoke, spearmint, tomato leaf. Elevated fine & well integrated tannins coating the gum. Med + acid. Feels a bit anemic.

Brett. Deep garnet color. Red fruited. Tart red cherry, red currant, sanguine, blood, hawthorn, empty cigar box, leather, smoke, spearmint, tomato leaf. Elevated fine & well integrated tannins coating the gum. Med + acid. Feels a bit anemic.

Sep 9th, 2023
Justin Bothur

Textbook St. Julien, pepper, cedar, pencil, currant, tobacco.

Textbook St. Julien, pepper, cedar, pencil, currant, tobacco.

Jun 29th, 2023
Kirsten Spalding

I really like this one. So smooth, similar to the viscosity of water, with a black pepper finish that sits on your tongue long after you drink. Dusty black currants and plum. Bay leaf, sage, and thyme lightly hit the smell and taste. The color of the 1999 is a cloudy ruby. Pair with a super elegant dog like a Irish Setter. Beautiful and memorable.

I really like this one. So smooth, similar to the viscosity of water, with a black pepper finish that sits on your tongue long after you drink. Dusty black currants and plum. Bay leaf, sage, and thyme lightly hit the smell and taste. The color of the 1999 is a cloudy ruby. Pair with a super elegant dog like a Irish Setter. Beautiful and memorable.

Feb 12th, 2023
Tom Kobylarz

Outstandingly fine and silky mature Saint-Julien, this was the best bottle yet of 3 from a. 6 pack!

Outstandingly fine and silky mature Saint-Julien, this was the best bottle yet of 3 from a. 6 pack!

Dec 23rd, 2022
Shengli Hu

Bright ruby color. Med+. concentration .Graphite, smoke, juicy and fresh cranberry, red cherry, oak spices. Medium finish.

Bright ruby color. Med+. concentration .Graphite, smoke, juicy and fresh cranberry, red cherry, oak spices. Medium finish.

Dec 5th, 2022
David Kline

32 years and going strong. Chanterelle and porcini with earth notes and crushed cherries and baked plum. Palate of dried blackberries and alluvial strolls, black currant and smoke. Cedar-cinnamon-tobacco triumvirate. Gloriously strong and hearty.



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32 years and going strong. Chanterelle and porcini with earth notes and crushed cherries and baked plum. Palate of dried blackberries and alluvial strolls, black currant and smoke. Cedar-cinnamon-tobacco triumvirate. Gloriously strong and hearty.



#chateauleovillebarton #leovillebarton #saintjulien #bordeaux #leftbankbordeaux #cruclasséen1855 #cruclassé #deuxiemecru #1990

Dec 2nd, 2022
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2009 | classic Bordeaux at its best. Chocolate and black fruit, cedar. Very complete taste with spicyness. We compared this blind next to Lagrange 09, Leoville showing male power, Lagrange a bit further forward with female playfulness. Long aftertaste. Paired with venisonnpaté with foie gras and figs.

Vintage 2009 | classic Bordeaux at its best. Chocolate and black fruit, cedar. Very complete taste with spicyness. We compared this blind next to Lagrange 09, Leoville showing male power, Lagrange a bit further forward with female playfulness. Long aftertaste. Paired with venisonnpaté with foie gras and figs.

Oct 8th, 2022