Château Léoville Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.213 ratings
9.25 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.0

A wine from Anthony that's finally ready. Just kidding. It's the volatile acidity holding this wine together. Completely resolved tannins. Ripe lean; blackberries, dark cherries, blueberries. It's almost all fruit with just a hint of earth and minerality. Fun to drink. I always like to ask, what were you doing in 1978? Nice of Lilian Barton to model the bottle for my photo. Thank you for bringing this wine. A real treat to try.

A wine from Anthony that's finally ready. Just kidding. It's the volatile acidity holding this wine together. Completely resolved tannins. Ripe lean; blackberries, dark cherries, blueberries. It's almost all fruit with just a hint of earth and minerality. Fun to drink. I always like to ask, what were you doing in 1978? Nice of Lilian Barton to model the bottle for my photo. Thank you for bringing this wine. A real treat to try.

Jan 28th, 2017
Chris Bensick

Leoville Barton 1978, August 18 2017.
Cellared since winter 1981-82(?). Upper shoulder, cork moldy at the top, sound underneath. Perfect condition, cedar bouquet, slightly orange in color but no oxidation, no thinness in the mouth, wonderful long finish. Stellar wine! It makes one think it might be worth getting old just to appreciate what a treat an older wine like this can be!

Leoville Barton 1978, August 18 2017.
Cellared since winter 1981-82(?). Upper shoulder, cork moldy at the top, sound underneath. Perfect condition, cedar bouquet, slightly orange in color but no oxidation, no thinness in the mouth, wonderful long finish. Stellar wine! It makes one think it might be worth getting old just to appreciate what a treat an older wine like this can be!

Aug 22nd, 2017
Gabe Barkley

Being the funk! Undeniably Bordeaux and fully mature. Drink em if you got em!

Being the funk! Undeniably Bordeaux and fully mature. Drink em if you got em!

Mar 9th, 2016
Js Pelland

More than ready

More than ready

Apr 12th, 2014
Marc Smoler

Sales Hart Davis Hart Wine Co.

9.7

Marc had this 4 years ago

Marc had this 4 years ago

Mar 5th, 2017
Doug Kahn

Doug had this 5 years ago

Doug had this 5 years ago

Mar 9th, 2016
Jason Heller

Master Sommelier

8.8

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Jason had this 5 years ago

Mar 9th, 2016
Marc Smoler

Sales Hart Davis Hart Wine Co.

9.1

Marc had this 5 years ago

Marc had this 5 years ago

Feb 8th, 2016
Allan Tulloch

Allan had this a year ago

Allan had this a year ago

Aug 19th, 2019
Kelly Williams

Kelly had this 4 years ago

Kelly had this 4 years ago

Apr 26th, 2016