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“One of the few truly exceptional
Left Bank wines of the vintage”
93-96 points AG

Leoville Barton 2017

This morning sees the release of Léoville Barton at £654/12. This is one of the great names in classically styled Claret and one of the great successes of the 2017 vintage.

The Barton family have owned the property for generations and were well-prepared to protect their vineyards during the precarious days (and nights) of April 2017. Owner Lilian Barton Sartorius told us they had hay bales ready to burn in the vineyards should the winds change, but luckily they were not affected by the frost at all. 

During the 2017 UGC tastings St Julien was one of the most consistent communes, with a few exceptional outliers. One of those is Léoville Barton, selected as one of Jane Anson’s Bordeaux 2017 top scorers with a 95 point score. Neal Martin says the Léoville Barton is one of the few 2017s which is very close in quality to its 2016 siblings, commenting, "this is a knockout nose with bags of potential". Antonio Galloni also shares praise for the 2017 saying “One of the few truly exceptional Left Bank wines of the vintage, the 2017 Léoville-Barton is simply fabulous.”

This is one of the finest young Léoville Bartons we have tasted. It has the high density and intensity of flavours we have come to expect, but with a beautiful coolness of fruit which really suits the vintage. 

  1. 2017 Ch Léoville Barton 2ème Cru St Julien

    Ch Léoville Barton 2ème Cru St Julien
    Colour
    Red
    Producer
    Château Léoville Barton
    Region
    St Julien, Red Bordeaux
    Grape
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
    Drinking
    2024-2036
    Case Size
    12x75cl
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    2017 Ch Léoville Barton 2ème Cru St Julien
    Colour
    Red
    Producer
    Château Léoville Barton
    Region
    St Julien, Red Bordeaux
    Grape
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
    Drinking
    2024-2036
    Case Size
    12x75cl
    Available Later

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      Case price

      £654.00 (Ex. VAT)

      Qty
      (10+ in stock)

      Tasting Notes

      Goedhuis, April 2018, Score: 93-95

      Ch Léoville Barton has continued its winning streak after a fabulous 2016. This 2017 is one of the most muscular and fleshy of the St Juliens, and shows supreme integration of blackberry fruit richness and structural oak. There is a great energy to this wine, which has a punchy density to its weight and a peppery length.

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