Another classic wine from Anthony Barton which is not far below the quality of itssenior partner. April 2001
Showing far more impressively from bottle than it ever did from cask, this wine has turned out to be an outstanding Langoa Barton. It reveals a deep, saturated purple color and an expansive, sweet nose of earthy black currants, plum, and melted licorice. Structured, dense, chewy, with full body, good acidity, and plenty of tannin, this is undeniably a wine for patient connoisseurs, or as the French say, a vin de garde. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2035.
Lowkey satiny nose. Very gentle palate entry with tannins just sneaking up from behind. For the moment a distinctly low key offering overshadowed by its stablemate.
Mid to deep crimson with a hint of blue, still. High toned, scented but obviously very dry. No-compromises bordeaux. This is not trying to get a score. This is just how it came out that year. Bone dry and still work in progress with quite marked tannins still. Jancis Robinson Scores 17.5/20 Drink Dates 2015-2030
Anthony Barton, as always, can be relied on to come up with something stunning. Hehasn't put a foot wrong since he took over in 1983. Very good colour. Soft, round, ripeand gently oaky. Very good grip. Very stylish. Medium to medium-full body. Verygood oak integration. Very good ripe tannins. Lovely stylish fruit. This is longand very complex. Fine. From 2008.
This château is owned by the Barton family (with Léoville Barton). Serving as a home and a winecellar, Langoa took its name from "gué" an old French word for the small stream that flows at thesouthern end of the property. Unlike the classical style of its stable mate, Langoa tends to be more approachable and flattering at a young age with fleshy fruit and textured tannins.
St Julien is like the middle child of the Médoc - not as assertive as Pauillac or as coquettish as Margaux. It lies firmly between the two more outspoken communes and as a result produces a blend of them both. St Julien's wines have often been sought out by aficionados for their balance and consistency, particularly in the UK. Yet due to its middle child nature, it can occasionally be overlooked globally and as a result underrated by those markets outside the UK. Despite the fact that it has no first growths, it has several second growths including Léoville Las Cases, Léoville Barton, Léoville Poyferré and Ducru Beaucaillou as well as the celebrated châteaux such as Talbot and Beychevelle.