1996 Ch Léoville Barton 2ème Cru St Julien

Ch Léoville Barton 2ème Cru St Julien
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Léoville Barton
Region
St Julien, Red Bordeaux
Drinking
2010-2030
Case Size
3x75cl
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1996 Ch Léoville Barton 2ème Cru St Julien
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Léoville Barton
Region
St Julien, Red Bordeaux
Drinking
2010-2030
Case Size
3x75cl
Available Now

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Tasting Notes

Robert Parker, April 1997, Score: 92-94

On three separate occasions, Leoville-Barton's 1996 proved to be spectacular, not surprising in view of the fact that this effort is from a chateau that has produced nothing less than top-flight wines for more than a decade. The 1996 possesses explosive richness, undoubtedly from a higher percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the final blend. The color is a dense, opaque purple/black. The wine gives up sweet cassis fruit, with pain grillee notes. The attack is fabulous, with layers of structured, super-concentrated, sweet fruit making a massive impression. This is a powerful, full-bodied, layered, multi-dimensional wine that will require patience. The 1996 will need 12-15 years to reach full maturity, yet it will last for more than three decades. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2030.

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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. 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.

Region

St Julien, Red Bordeaux

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.

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