2016 Château Léoville-Barton, Cru Classé St-Julien

Pricing
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
From a client
1 available
£459.60

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Saint-Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2022 - 2037
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Deuxième Cru
2016 Château Léoville-Barton, Cru Classé St-Julien

TASTING NOTES

Dark blackish purple. Less obviously aromatic than Langoa. Tea-leaf notes. Round texture with gloriously ripe tannins. Really a standout Barton. So unusually supple! Yet with masses of tannins underneath. This will surely be one of the vintage's longer-living wines. Glorious texture and flavour. Utterly minerally dry, but not drying. Very good freshness – much fresher than many of its peers. Real energy.

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com (April 2017)
18/20

Tight and chewy with a solid tannin structure and depth of fruit. Full body and lots of depth and texture. A Barton with lots happening already. Develops beautifully on the palate. Should be better than the 2015.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2017)
95—96/100