2015 Leoville Barton



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Average critic rating : 93.71 points

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93-96

The 2015 Léoville-Barton is superb. Vivid and wonderfully nuanced in the glass, the 2015 offers exceptional purity in its aromas and flavors. As always, the house style favors finesse over pure power, but in 2015 there is a good bit of both. Graphite, pencil shavings and crème de cassis, herbs and mocha meld into a rich, textured, beautifully persistent finish. The tannins are there, but they are nearly buried. Léoville-Barton is not the most powerful or showy Saint-Julien in 2015, but it is class personified. Don't miss it. Tasted two times. Apr 2016, www.Vinous.com

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94-96

The 2015 Leoville Barton is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot picked between 19-22 September and 28 September until 5 October for the Merlot and Cabernet respectively. Matured in 60% new oak, it has a more compelling and intense bouquet than the 2015 Langoa Barton at this early stage, whereas in other years I have found the siblings closer together. It delivers some lovely blackberry, sage and cigar box scents. The palate is very refined with edgy tannin, beautifully balanced with seamlessly integrated oak. It is the classic Léoville-Barton style, full of energy and showing more breeding than the Langoa on the finish. This is just an outstanding, classic, drop-dead gorgeous Léoville Barton that is destined to give immense pleasure over the coming years. Bravo Anthony, Lilian et al. Apr 2016, www.eRobertParker.com, Drink: 2025-2055

94-95

94-95

A very savory and fruity red with red currant and plum aromas and flavors. Full body, firm backbone of tannins and a fresh finish. A generous and fruity young red. Fruity forward in a reserved way. Mar 2016, www.JamesSuckling.com

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92-95

Gutsy, with mouthfilling blackberry and black currant compote flavors buttressed with very lively bramble and licorice notes. There's loads of grip, but this is velvety in feel. Mar 2016, James Molesworth, www.WineSpectator.com

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17

Glowing purplish crimson. Very obviously 'sweeter' and chunkier than the Langoa Barton just tasted. But not too much. Full of appeal. And there is masses of tannin here! Lots going on here. Apr 2016, www.JancisRobinson.com, Drink: 2027-2045

93

93

Fine concentration of fruit and lovely fragrance; quite discreet for this château. The controlled vigour of better vintages has been replaced by classic ripeness, integrated tannins and fine balance. Apr 2016, Steven Spurrier, www.Decanter.com, Drink: 2023-2040

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94

Grippy and quite backward - as it often tends to be at this early stage - but this has plenty of fruit power and concentration in reserve, with fine tannins and stylish oak integration. One for the cellar. Apr 2016, www.timatkin.com, Drink: 2025-2035



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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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