Château Léoville Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.3160 ratings
9.235 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
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
Andrew S

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
Duane Mason

Very smooth and mature. Hints in tobacco, balanced with some fruit touch of blackberries on the finish. Improves with air. Very nice BORDEAUX

Very smooth and mature. Hints in tobacco, balanced with some fruit touch of blackberries on the finish. Improves with air. Very nice BORDEAUX

Sep 11th, 2017
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.9

Date night with Cinnamon and steak & claret!!!! I bought this bottle on prearrival and tonight was a great night to open it. The wine had it all; animal earth, rich silky texture and no heaviness whatsoever. Paired with chef Marco's 16oz. Piemontese ribeye steak it was a great experience.

Date night with Cinnamon and steak & claret!!!! I bought this bottle on prearrival and tonight was a great night to open it. The wine had it all; animal earth, rich silky texture and no heaviness whatsoever. Paired with chef Marco's 16oz. Piemontese ribeye steak it was a great experience.

6 people found it helpfulApr 11th, 2015
Andrew S

Bramble, blueberry, plum, graphite, leather, anise, dusty tannins. Nice length. Lots of energy.

Bramble, blueberry, plum, graphite, leather, anise, dusty tannins. Nice length. Lots of energy.

Apr 9th, 2017
Jonathan Maltus

Great way if starting to see 2016 out.

Great way if starting to see 2016 out.

Dec 31st, 2016
Ron R
9.1

Visually, this wine is dense and has not moved. Roasted coffee, barrel toast, licorice and cherries on the nose.

On the palette, it's tight and still very tannic. Notes of raisins, saddle leather and prunes are evident. Not as fine as we anticipated, but excellent nonetheless.

Visually, this wine is dense and has not moved. Roasted coffee, barrel toast, licorice and cherries on the nose.

On the palette, it's tight and still very tannic. Notes of raisins, saddle leather and prunes are evident. Not as fine as we anticipated, but excellent nonetheless.

Apr 9th, 2016
Bill Bender

Double trouble. Short decant, tight and reluctant first 30 minutes with not much depth, then opened beautifully and put on weight and complexity. A front load of cassis, then bruised plum and warm wet earth. Suggest 3 hour decant to let it strut.

Double trouble. Short decant, tight and reluctant first 30 minutes with not much depth, then opened beautifully and put on weight and complexity. A front load of cassis, then bruised plum and warm wet earth. Suggest 3 hour decant to let it strut.

Feb 7th, 2016
Antoine Pin

Wine Buyer Kroger/QFC

9.7

My first rating using the Android app. Not much difference. Anyway...about the wine. Solid!! Just terrific. May have been able to drink much later. This is a 15 year old wine after all. Decanted for 45 minutes and it was silky, and had that old world musky nose that you'd find in an old wine cave. Loved this wine.

My first rating using the Android app. Not much difference. Anyway...about the wine. Solid!! Just terrific. May have been able to drink much later. This is a 15 year old wine after all. Decanted for 45 minutes and it was silky, and had that old world musky nose that you'd find in an old wine cave. Loved this wine.

Dec 15th, 2015
David Singer

Sommelier/Wine Educator LibationEducation

9.0

Surprisingly young in color and development. Solid St Julien. Classic cedar, cigar box, black and red fruit, some bell pepper, judicious use of French oak. First time having 2000. I'd expect a bit more complexity considering the vintage/house

Surprisingly young in color and development. Solid St Julien. Classic cedar, cigar box, black and red fruit, some bell pepper, judicious use of French oak. First time having 2000. I'd expect a bit more complexity considering the vintage/house

Nov 30th, 2015