2003 - Ch Langoa Barton 3ème Cru St Julien
06A3LANG _ 2003 - Ch Langoa Barton 3ème Cru St Julien - 12x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Langoa Barton
Region
St Julien
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2012 - 2025
Case size
12x75cl
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2003 CH LANGOA BARTON 3ÈME CRU ST JULIEN - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Langoa Barton
Region
St Julien
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2012 - 2025
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £752.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDHA

    Goedhuis, April 2004

    Ch Langoa Barton always tastes particularly good from barrel. The 2003 is no exception. Dense and complex with a really classy feel to it and perfect balance. This is a great Langoa Barton.

  • RP2

    Robert Parker, August 2014,
    Score: 91

    A classic St.-Julien, the 2003 Langoa Barton offers notes of cedarwood, fruitcake, spice box and black currants as well as some light tannins still in evidence. This dark plum/ruby/garnet-colored, medium to full-bodied wine possesses sweet fruit, but no over-ripeness or roasted characteristics. Coming into full maturity, it should continue to drink well for another decade.

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, April 2006,
    Score: 90

    This is often looked at as the second wine of Leoville Barton, but it is actually a separate estate, producing wines that are slightly softer than the more formidably endowed and broodingly backward Leoville Bartons. The outstanding 2003, a softer version of the Leoville Barton, exhibits a deep ruby/purple color, sweet black cherries intermixed with subtle herbal notes, roasted meats, juices, and black currants. In the mouth, it is expansive, savory, round, and seemingly on a much faster evolutionary track than Leoville Barton. Give it 2-3 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 15-18 years. Drink: 2008-2026

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2005,
    Score: 90-92

    Dense purple-colored, muscular, and virile, the 2003 exhibits high levels of tannin, a powerful, leathery, gritty texture, enormous concentration, medium to full body, low acidity, wonderful sweetness and richness, but sizeable tannin. I seem to consistently underrate this wine when it is young. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2023.

  • JS

    James Suckling, April 2004,
    Score: 92-94

    Blackberry, licorice and cherry. Full-bodied, sweet and velvety. Long and beautiful. This is 2000 all over again, but riper. Langoa is always a good value. -- J.S.

  • DC

    Decanter, April 2004

    Very deep ruby, quite oaky, slightly bacony nose, supple and fragrant fruit on palate, rather reserved fruit, good tannins, fine concentration and balance. Drink: 2010-2025.

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Producer

Château Langoa Barton

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.

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.