Château Léoville Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.22039 ratings
9.2451 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
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
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