Château Léoville Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.21860 ratings
9.2424 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
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

The nose reveals, ripe, brightly floral dark & red fruits. Blackberries, dark cherries, blue fruit heaven, black raspberries, baked strawberries & rhubarb, cherries, prune notes, and dry, slightly burnt cranberries. Mixed berry cola, steeped tea, vanilla, touch of clove, allspice, used leather, limestone minerals, dry stone, whiff of graphite, faint herbaceous notes, dry underbrush, old cedar, tobacco leaf, with withering red & dark withering flowers with violets.

The body is medium to full. The tannins round, nicely softened but still a little tarry. The structure, tension, length and balance are are harmonious and starting its climb to their peak. The mouthfeel is gorgeous and sexy. Brilliantly, bright, laced; blackberries, dark cherries, blue fruit heaven, black raspberries, raspberries, baked strawberries & rhubarb, cherries, and dry, slightly burnt cranberries. Mixed berry cola, steeped tea, vanilla, touch of clove, dark medium spice with heat, allspice, used leather, some sweet tarriness, limestone minerals, rich dark soil, dry stone, whiff of graphite, faint herbaceous notes, dry underbrush, old cedar, tobacco leaf, with withering red & dark withering flowers with violets. The acidity was very good and the finish showed it’s Saint Julien elegance. It’s a beautiful wine now and over the next 15-20 years.

Photos of, Chateau Leoville Barton, the “Gentleman of Medoc”, Anthony Barton, harvest work of their Merlot and their barrel cellar.

An hour and a half in decanter.

The nose reveals, ripe, brightly floral dark & red fruits. Blackberries, dark cherries, blue fruit heaven, black raspberries, baked strawberries & rhubarb, cherries, prune notes, and dry, slightly burnt cranberries. Mixed berry cola, steeped tea, vanilla, touch of clove, allspice, used leather, limestone minerals, dry stone, whiff of graphite, faint herbaceous notes, dry underbrush, old cedar, tobacco leaf, with withering red & dark withering flowers with violets.

The body is medium to full. The tannins round, nicely softened but still a little tarry. The structure, tension, length and balance are are harmonious and starting its climb to their peak. The mouthfeel is gorgeous and sexy. Brilliantly, bright, laced; blackberries, dark cherries, blue fruit heaven, black raspberries, raspberries, baked strawberries & rhubarb, cherries, and dry, slightly burnt cranberries. Mixed berry cola, steeped tea, vanilla, touch of clove, dark medium spice with heat, allspice, used leather, some sweet tarriness, limestone minerals, rich dark soil, dry stone, whiff of graphite, faint herbaceous notes, dry underbrush, old cedar, tobacco leaf, with withering red & dark withering flowers with violets. The acidity was very good and the finish showed it’s Saint Julien elegance. It’s a beautiful wine now and over the next 15-20 years.

Photos of, Chateau Leoville Barton, the “Gentleman of Medoc”, Anthony Barton, harvest work of their Merlot and their barrel cellar.

An hour and a half in decanter.

Jan 20th, 2019
Andrew Steffensmeier

Dark fruits, coffee, tar, leather. A touch more Brett in this bottle than I’d hoped. Still nice.

Dark fruits, coffee, tar, leather. A touch more Brett in this bottle than I’d hoped. Still nice.

Nov 2nd, 2018
Andrew Lohse

Black fruit, cedar, leather, some cigar box and some spice. Deep and delicious.

Black fruit, cedar, leather, some cigar box and some spice. Deep and delicious.

Oct 13th, 2018
Cody Short

Leather, cedar, red fruits and softening tannins. Starting to drink well

Leather, cedar, red fruits and softening tannins. Starting to drink well

Sep 30th, 2018
Liz Hale

Gravel and dust- blossomed after decant.

Gravel and dust- blossomed after decant.

Aug 15th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

In 1826, Hugh Barton, already owner of Chateau Langoa (1821) purchased part of Leoville estate, then became known as Léoville Barton. 6 generations of Bartons continue making wine for this 1855 classified 2nd Growth. A blend of 83% Cab Sauv, 15% Merlot, 2% Cab Franc. Deep red with aromas of ripe red berry fruits with hints of licorice notes. On the palate blackberry & rasberry with sweet earthy oak and floral spice tones. Fine tannins, lingering with mineral ending. Almost ready, this fine wine can be sipped young, wait a year or 2.

In 1826, Hugh Barton, already owner of Chateau Langoa (1821) purchased part of Leoville estate, then became known as Léoville Barton. 6 generations of Bartons continue making wine for this 1855 classified 2nd Growth. A blend of 83% Cab Sauv, 15% Merlot, 2% Cab Franc. Deep red with aromas of ripe red berry fruits with hints of licorice notes. On the palate blackberry & rasberry with sweet earthy oak and floral spice tones. Fine tannins, lingering with mineral ending. Almost ready, this fine wine can be sipped young, wait a year or 2.

Aug 13th, 2018
Douglas Renall

Amazing multifaceted wine #leovillebarton

Amazing multifaceted wine #leovillebarton

Jun 23rd, 2018
Jens Lundqvist

Bartender/waiter/sommelier/ PA & Co

9.5

Drinking great right now

Drinking great right now

Apr 7th, 2018
Cody Short

From magnum. Surprised at how well this is drinking and one of my favorite wines from a vintage I hate. No stewed fruit here.

From magnum. Surprised at how well this is drinking and one of my favorite wines from a vintage I hate. No stewed fruit here.

Apr 7th, 2018
Daniel P. Drake

Friday night and I had a taste for a Bordeaux, so I stopped on my way home and picked up the 2014 Château Léoville Barton from Saint-Julien. A beautiful expression of a classical Left Bank Bordeaux Blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc.

The nose reveals beautiful dark fruit of black raspberry, black cherry, black plum, black currant, a touch of strawberry, graphite, mocha, vanilla, clove and an earthy component.

On the palate you have sweet dark fruit that is beautifully rounded that continues through with black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, black currant, plum, licorice, a herbal note and some rich earth.

The wine is medium to full bodied with a racey medium + acidity and medium + chewy tannins that leads right into a long fruit filled finish. A nice wine that has a lot of years ahead of it if you would like to cellar this gem. Now this is definitely how I like to start my weekend off right. Have a safe an enjoyable weekend. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Friday night and I had a taste for a Bordeaux, so I stopped on my way home and picked up the 2014 Château Léoville Barton from Saint-Julien. A beautiful expression of a classical Left Bank Bordeaux Blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc.

The nose reveals beautiful dark fruit of black raspberry, black cherry, black plum, black currant, a touch of strawberry, graphite, mocha, vanilla, clove and an earthy component.

On the palate you have sweet dark fruit that is beautifully rounded that continues through with black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, black currant, plum, licorice, a herbal note and some rich earth.

The wine is medium to full bodied with a racey medium + acidity and medium + chewy tannins that leads right into a long fruit filled finish. A nice wine that has a lot of years ahead of it if you would like to cellar this gem. Now this is definitely how I like to start my weekend off right. Have a safe an enjoyable weekend. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Mar 3rd, 2018