2002 Ch Léoville Barton 2ème Cru St Julien - 12x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Léoville Barton
  • Region St Julien
  • Grape Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
  • Drinking 2011 - 2025
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available

2002 - Ch Léoville Barton 2ème Cru St Julien - 12x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Léoville Barton
  • Region St Julien
  • Grape Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
  • Drinking 2011 - 2025
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available

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  • Goedhuis, April 2003

    Anthony describes both Leoville and Langoa Barton as ‘home made wines'. If only we could all makesuch consistently impressive wines in our own garden sheds. Once again this is one of the picks of the vintage. Dark in colour with masses of sweet dark fruit and an exotic spicy oak background, it has enormous charm. Jancis Robinson describes it as ‘ standing out like a beacon'.

  • Neal Martin, April 2020, Score: 93

    The 2002 Léoville Barton offers blackberry, tar and a touch of brine on the well-defined, focused nose. Medium-bodied and defined by its youthfulness and vigor, the 2002 is quite sappy, with good grip on the finish. I admit that I was astonished when the identity of this bottle was revealed. Recommended given its market price. Tasted at the inaugural Vinous off-line. 2020-2040

  • Robert Parker, April 2005, Score: 92

    Even better from bottle than from cask, and one of the finest wines of the vintage, this dense purple-colored 2002 reveals wonderfully sweet notes of charcoal, fresh mushrooms, smoke, earth, leather, cassis, and cedar. Full-bodied, highly extracted, broodingly backward, dense, and deep, this impressively endowed offering is built for the long term. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2028. One of the classic wines of Bordeaux and still realistically priced, Leoville-Barton is becoming increasingly popular because of the extraordinary quality/price ratio it offers. Drink 2012-2028

  • James Suckling, April 2003, Score: 89-91

    Almost Port-like on the nose. Full-bodied, with big and chewy tannins and a long and rich finish. Slightly disjointed, but I like it.

Producer

Château Léoville Barton

One of the great names in classically styled claret, Léoville Barton has been owned by the same family throughout its entire existence - an unheard of rarity in Bordeaux. Their roots can be traced back to 1826, when Hugh Barton bought 50 hectares of vines in the heart of St Julien and subsequently Château Leoville Barton was made a 2ème Cru Classe in the 1855 classification. Today, the Château is run by Anthony Barton’s dau...Read more

One of the great names in classically styled claret, Léoville Barton has been owned by the same family throughout its entire existence - an unheard of rarity in Bordeaux. Their roots can be traced back to 1826, when Hugh Barton bought 50 hectares of vines in the heart of St Julien and subsequently Château Leoville Barton was made a 2ème Cru Classe in the 1855 classification. Today, the Château is run by Anthony Barton’s daughter Lillian and her son Damien Barton-Sartorius. Unusual for the Médoc region, there is no château based on the property. As a result, the wines are vinified and aged at neighbouring Langoa Barton, which as its name suggests, is also owned by the Barton family.Read less

Region

St Julien

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.