Château Léoville Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.157 ratings
9.215 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
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
Henrik Poulsen

Still singing at age 36....

Still singing at age 36....

Jan 27th, 2019
Tommy Fogarty

Owner Thomas Fogarty Winery

9.4

Really a nice wine. Licorice, Rich, plummy fruit, umami, “soup stock” savoriness.

Really a nice wine. Licorice, Rich, plummy fruit, umami, “soup stock” savoriness.

Dec 25th, 2017
Kenneth Korsbæk

In my opinion a corcked bottle

In my opinion a corcked bottle

Dec 16th, 2016
Paul Costigan

Founder Courtier Wines

8.8

1982: Fully mature example. Leather, sauvage, roast beef and soy. Have tasted 3 bottles over last 3 years, this was further developed. Can still be sublime.

1982: Fully mature example. Leather, sauvage, roast beef and soy. Have tasted 3 bottles over last 3 years, this was further developed. Can still be sublime.

Mar 29th, 2015
Nik Darlington

1982 is tasting old but still remarkably pure fruit

1982 is tasting old but still remarkably pure fruit

Dec 26th, 2014
BurgundyFan

Big disappointment, was expecting more, a bit tired and not a explosion of flavors

Big disappointment, was expecting more, a bit tired and not a explosion of flavors

Dec 20th, 2014
Freddy Foot

Sommelier Restaurant Gary Danko

9.0

Legit? Not sure but it was tasty :)

Legit? Not sure but it was tasty :)

Jun 8th, 2013
romo

WotN

WotN

Apr 6th, 2019
Frank Chen

Still has 15+ years left...stunning integrated dark blue fruit full bodied old world earth clay driven ...the oldest wine I’ve tasted...

Still has 15+ years left...stunning integrated dark blue fruit full bodied old world earth clay driven ...the oldest wine I’ve tasted...

Jan 28th, 2019