Château Léoville Barton might be a Second Growth but it is produced at Langoa Barton, a Third Growth. The wines are produced by the same family and on the same premises. This causes plenty of confusion and there can be some snobbishness, admits Lilian. The wine cellar is replete with large wooden vats, with some dating as far back as 1963. While the rest of the region moved to stainless steel, Léoville Barton remained loyal to its traditions. Following fermentation, the wine is aged in French barrels (50 percent new) for around 20 months. The resulting wine is a mid-weight, classically structured Saint-Julien which benefits fromat least a decade in bottle. Its second wine is La Réserve de Léoville Barton.