Léoville Barton, Saint-Julien 750ml 2005

France, Bordeaux
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LeovilleBartonSaintJulien200518122019
R2,950
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Critic Score

94
ST

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Tasting notes:
'Deep ruby. Wonderfully perfumed nose offers cassis, minerals, tobacco, flowers, mocha and truffle. Bright, mineral-driven and concentrated, with terrific underlying backbone giving energy and definition to the dark berry, mineral and chocolate flavors. There's a floral lift here that's exhilarating to find in the very ripe 2005 vintage. Finishes very long and classy, with a firm tannic spine. An outstanding vintage for this wine.' – Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, 94/100

‘Wonderful aromas of licorice, crushed blackberry and mineral. Full-bodied, with very well-integrated tannins and vanilla, berry and aniseed flavors. Has a long, long finish.’ – Wine Spectator, 92/100

'Léoville Barton’s 2005 has an inky ruby/purple color and shows fairly high tannin levels, but the balance is slightly better that the Langoa Barton, which is very hard. This is probably a 30-year wine and needs at least another 20 years of cellaring, and while the tannins are high, they are balanced more thoroughly and competently. With deep cassis and red currant fruit, the wine is earthy, spicy, medium to full-bodied, and needs at least another decade. Drink it between 2025 and 2050.’ – Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, 92/100

About Château Léoville Barton:
Château Léoville Barton is the smallest portion of the great Léoville estate and has been owned by the Barton family since 1826. Classified as a 2nd Grand Cru Classé in 1855, it lies within the iconic terroir of Saint Julien in the Médoc. It is only one of two châteaux that still remains in the same family since the time of classification. The Barton family's passion for wine is reflected in the elegance and consistency of each vintage, a traditional reflection of fine Bordeaux.
More Information
Bottle Size 750ml
Style Red
Country France
Rating ST 94
Drink To Drink or cellar
Price R2,950.00
Producer Léoville Barton
Region Bordeaux
Variety Bordeaux Blend
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