- Château Langoa Barton
- St Julien
- Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
- 2012 - 2025
- Case size
An impressive and serious Langoa that is concentrated, complex and layered. More masculine than other vintages, this offers a rich core of spicy leather, plums and chocolate red cherries. Just at the beginning of its long drinking window.
Goedhuis, May 2005,
As always Langoa Barton was deceptively flattering and open when we tasted it. With tons of bilberry fruit, perfect balance and great length of flavour it is clearly a wine of enormous class and longevity. With 70% Cabernet Sauvignon it certainly should have the structure to allow it to make old bones. Drink 2012-2025
Robert Parker, June 2007,
Another sleeper of the vintage from this somewhat under the radar step-child of Anthony Barton'smore famous Leoville Barton, the 2004 Langoa Barton exhibits deep, concentrated, chunky, black currant and cherry fruit intermixed with notions of forest floor and aged beef blood. This impressive, full-bodied, powerful, ageworthy St.-Julien is atypically backward and brooding. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2025+.
Robert Parker, June 2006,
The 2004 Langoa Barton offers plenty of black cherry and cassis fruit, some smoke, dried earth, and a hint of cedar. It is spicy, rich, moderately tannic, and well-endowed. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020.
Jancis Robinson, April 2005,
Very dark. Strong, rather tarry, statement on the nose with some sweetness. Then round, surprisingly supple palate impression followed by some very dry, austere tannins. Not quite enough fruit concentration unfortunately. Will probably always be just a little too severe, and I could do with slightly more freshness. Drink 2014-2019
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.
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.