1985 Leoville Barton

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£1,117.00 DP
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Average critic rating : 90.5 points



Anthony Barton's 1985 may turn out to be a remake of the chateau's splendid 1953. Deep ruby/garnet with a complex, complete, and intense bouquet of sweet, superripe, curranty fruit, minerals, cedar, spice, and baked herbs, this medium-bodied wine has exceptional balance, fine length, gobs of fruit, and soft tannin in the velvety finish. This classic claret is a joy to drink. Anticipated maturity: Now-2007. Last tasted, 9/97. Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition # B1



An austere wine that's a touch earthy with a slightly metallic edge and meager fruit. May be in a dumb stage and could grow out of it surprisingly well. Firm and tight, but starts to open up on the finish.--Cabernet Challenge. James Suckling,Wine Spectator 1996.

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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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