Château Léoville Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.3140 ratings
9.125 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
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
Bryon Sheets

Complex with multiple layers of dark fruit and leather notes.

Complex with multiple layers of dark fruit and leather notes.

Mar 26th, 2017
Joon Lim

12 years didn't do anything to this wine. For a hot vintage, theres a lot of freshness, with high tannins to balance. Dark and brooding. This wine hasn't even hit the peak yet and will live on for 20 - 30 years.

12 years didn't do anything to this wine. For a hot vintage, theres a lot of freshness, with high tannins to balance. Dark and brooding. This wine hasn't even hit the peak yet and will live on for 20 - 30 years.

Nov 1st, 2015
Rashmi Primlani

Silky, soft, vibrant fruit. Absolutely delicious.

Silky, soft, vibrant fruit. Absolutely delicious.

Apr 26th, 2015
Bryon Sheets

This fabulous wine reminds me why we simply cannot create the same terroir flavor profile in California. Cedar, incense, saddle leather - none in over abundance, but all perfectly balanced. It's like the symmetry of a beautiful woman's face. This tremendous effort will pair well with almost any red meat.

This fabulous wine reminds me why we simply cannot create the same terroir flavor profile in California. Cedar, incense, saddle leather - none in over abundance, but all perfectly balanced. It's like the symmetry of a beautiful woman's face. This tremendous effort will pair well with almost any red meat.

Apr 20th, 2015
David Eckert

A bit dusty but strong finish

A bit dusty but strong finish

Feb 22nd, 2015
Robert Love

Dark raspberry, game, and rawhide on the nose. Almost Bretty—I could mistake this for a premium Southern Rhône—but classic northern Saint-Julien in the mouth. Opulent and delicious. Round and balanced in the mouth, this is drinking very well, with a finish that lasts for days. If I had to complain, could use more acid (definitely a hot vintage).

Dark raspberry, game, and rawhide on the nose. Almost Bretty—I could mistake this for a premium Southern Rhône—but classic northern Saint-Julien in the mouth. Opulent and delicious. Round and balanced in the mouth, this is drinking very well, with a finish that lasts for days. If I had to complain, could use more acid (definitely a hot vintage).

Jan 12th, 2015
Robert Love

Intense and full-bodied with blackberry, cherry, pencil shaving, and toasted oak. Possibly better than the 2000? Drinks well now and for 15+ years.

Intense and full-bodied with blackberry, cherry, pencil shaving, and toasted oak. Possibly better than the 2000? Drinks well now and for 15+ years.

Dec 20th, 2014
Cameron Parry

Still bright and rich no signs of slowing. Just a hint of Brett, but in a good way.

Still bright and rich no signs of slowing. Just a hint of Brett, but in a good way.

Dec 14th, 2014
Darin Kendrick

Sexy but open for business and very well done. Fun to compare to the 01. Typically not a big 03 fan but I like this.

Sexy but open for business and very well done. Fun to compare to the 01. Typically not a big 03 fan but I like this.

Nov 26th, 2014