1983 Leoville Barton

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Average critic rating : 88.0 points



Typical of so many of the 1983s, Leoville-Barton started off life hard and austere, but it has aged quickly. There are still some tough tannins in the finish, but the amber color at the edge and lean finish suggest to me that waiting any longer could be dangerous. The wine is in good shape, with medium body and plenty of spicy, berry, herbal fruit present, but I do not see any further improvement taking place. The tannins still appear to be too high for the wine's concentration. Drink it over the next decade. Last tasted, 5/93. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate # 88



Beautiful wine with wonderful subtlety and finesse. Complex aromas and flavors of tobacco, plum and berries, full bodied yet reserved and silky. Drink or hold.--The Bordeaux 50. James Suckling,Wine Spectator 1994.

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Leoville Barton 1983
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The Léoville and Langoa vineyards, both owned by the Barton family since 1826 are in the French appellation of St Julien, just outside Bordeaux. Léoville stretches across 50 hectares, planted with 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc. The Léoville Barton wines exhibit typical characteristics of the appellation: elegance and balance, showing delicate flavours.

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