Leoville Barton 2009

Leoville Barton 2009

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Color:

Red

Size:

75 cl

Type:

Wine

Country:

France

Region:

Bordeaux

Classification:

Saint-Julien

2ème Grand cru classé Saint-Julien

Notation

RP 94/100 JS 96/100 JR 16.5/20

Description

Head and shoulders above its stablemate, Langoa Barton, proprietor Anthony Barton's 2009 Leoville Barton is another massive, excruciatingly rich, tannic, potentially long-aged wine. Meant for consumers with old fashioned tastes, it boasts a dense opaque purple color as well as a bouquet of licorice, forest floor, unsmoked cigar tobacco and a hint of earth. The wine reveals tremendous denseness and richness, a broad, savory mouthfeel and elevated tannins in the finish. However, there is a sweetness to the tannins and no trace of bitterness and astringency, always a sign of a top vintage as well as fully mature grapes. Still a monolithic baby, this 2009 should be forgotten for at least a decade, and consumed over the next 30-50 years.

Château Léoville Barton, Second Grand Cru Classé in Saint-Julien is one of the finest estates in the appellation. This terroir offers more fleshy and ample wines than those of Pauillac, while retaining the legendary Bordeaux finesse. The Cabernets, mainly from old vines, ensure the production of well-structured wines for laying down, well balanced by the Merlot which brings a lot of roundness and fruit to the blend. The wines of Léoville-Barton are among the most powerful of the appellation, with an almost black color. They are dominated by aromas of undergrowth, crème de cassis with a lot of length and a roasted finish.

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