Château Léoville Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.22081 ratings
9.2454 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
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
Gregory Fulchiero

The reserve nose opens up with Initially with a waft of VA but then with air displays aromas dried purple flowers, stewed fruits, moss and pine needles. This could have really benefited from one hour decant and warmed up. No need to hold this unless you’re intrigued - I would drink this now without reservation.

The reserve nose opens up with Initially with a waft of VA but then with air displays aromas dried purple flowers, stewed fruits, moss and pine needles. This could have really benefited from one hour decant and warmed up. No need to hold this unless you’re intrigued - I would drink this now without reservation.

Dec 7th, 2019
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
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