2005 - Ch Langoa Barton 3ème Cru St Julien
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Langoa Barton
Region
St Julien
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2020 - 2040
Case size
12x75cl
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2005 CH LANGOA BARTON 3ÈME CRU ST JULIEN - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Langoa Barton
Region
St Julien
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2020 - 2040
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £932.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2006,
    Score: 91-93+

    Langoa tends to be more approachable and flattering at a young age with fleshy fruit and textured tannins. Nothing could be more true than the 2005. Drink 2014-2028.

  • RP3

    Robert Parker, June 2015,
    Score: 86+?

    The 2005 Langoa Barton is tannic, leathery and spicy, with a dense ruby/purple color, excruciatingly high tannin, medium body, and good ripeness, but the tannins are questionable and the overall balance possibly suspect. We’ll see what age does, but after ten years, this remains a hard, angular and austere wine.

  • RP2

    Robert Parker, April 2008,
    Score: 90

    This primordial-styled, incredibly tannic St.-Julien reveals a dense purple color along with aromas of roasted meats, tapenade, cassis, melted licorice, and chocolate. Following the promising aromatic display, the wine shuts down in the mouth, revealing only excruciating tannin and good acidity. It will not be ready to drink for at least 15 years. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2040.

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, April 2007,
    Score: 90-92

    While nearly medieval in its backwardness, this pure, tannic, medium-bodied, rich St.-Julien exhibits plenty of creme de cassis, espresso roast, smoked herbs, and spice notes. It requires 8-10 years of cellaring and should keep for 25 years. Drink 2015-2032

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2006,
    Score: 90-92

    A behemoth possessing huge tannin, density, and extract as well as mouth-searing levels of firepower, this inky/purple-tinged St.-Julien is a classic vin de garde offering notes of high class tobacco smoke, cedar, black currants, incense, and subtle wood. Potential purchasers over the age of 50 may want to reconsider, as this wine will require a decade of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2035.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2006,
    Score: 18

    Very dark purple. Exceptionally ripe and opulent on the nose - most unusual for St-Julien and at first I thought this wine might be over the top but in fact there is sufficient rigour on the palate - mild constitution, definitely St-Julien. Well done! Not at all hot on the finish - moderate, beautifully judged. If you were in the dock, you'd want this one to be on the bench [on trial/be the judge]. Very neat and mild, and dry, on the finish. Fine tannins. Drink 2015-28 .

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, April 2006,
    Score: 92-94

    Gorgeous blackberry, currants and light toasted oak. Exotic. Full-bodied, juicy and velvety, with loads of fruit. Long and delicious. Almost 95-100. Great value.

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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.