- Château Langoa Barton
- St Julien
- Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
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Goedhuis, April 2014,
Showing quite bold strong cassis fruit flavours at this early stage. This St Julien has a good balance between some structured tannins and freshness. Whilst not massively long, it is a complete wine with a good lively finish.
Neal Martin, October 2016,
The 2013 Langoa Barton has a perfumed bouquet, touches of Asian spice and cedar infusing the black fruit, a touch of cold stone surfacing with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp, minerally red berry fruit, fine tension here with a simple, nicely balanced, fresh cedary finish. It could be described as a "workman-like" Langoa, but in a positive sense of the word. It does its job. 2018-2030
Neal Martin, April 2014,
The Langoa Barton is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc picked between 2 and 14 October. It has a light gravelly bouquet with blackberry and iodine with a tang of seaweed. The palate has a harmonious entry with fine tannins, a laid-back Langoa that is simple but elegant. This is a simple, easy drinking Langoa to enjoy over the next 10 years.
Robert Parker, August 2014,
A strong effort from Langoa Barton, the 2013 possesses a deep ruby/purple color, a crunchy, juicy mid-palate, sweet tannins, adequate acidity, and a medium-bodied, fleshy mouthfeel. Atypically for this estate, it should drink well during its first 7-10 years of life.
Decanter, April 2014,
Fine colour and fine fragrance of Cabernet fruit, floral, elegant, attractively polished wine. Drink: 2017-2028
Matthew Jukes, April 2014,
Very pure with dusty cherry and raspberry notes. Totally charming and pretty impressive considering there is 60% new oak on board – you cannot sense this at all. Classy, medium weight, friendly and with nice potential for the medium term.
Jancis Robinson, April 2014,
Smoky, flinty character to the nose. Elegant aromatic quality – plenty of perfume. Pretty firm build, with a long, grippy persistence. Lots to enjoy here. (RH)
Tim Atkin, May 2014,
Anthony Barton has pulled out the stops at both his St Julien properties and there is little to choose between them in 2013. This is perfumed and stylish, with flavours of plum and blackcurrant, smooth but compact tannins and good ageing potential. 2020-28
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.