2019 Château Langoa-Barton, Cru Classé St-Julien

One of the Médoc's smaller classed growths, with just 20 hectares of vines, this is owned by the Barton family, with Anthony's grandson Damien slowly taking the helm. This is one to watch, and the 2019 is a beauty, with crushed herbs, vibrant fruit, and stunning purity on the finish. Don't miss it.

Critic score
95.5/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£38.08
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£228.48

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Saint-Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    67% Cabernet Sauvignon
    26% Merlot
    7% Cabernet Franc
  • Maturity
    Young 2026 - 2043
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    14%
  • Classification
    Cru Classé (Medoc & Sauternes)
2019 Château Langoa-Barton, Cru Classé St-Julien

TASTING NOTES

The 2019 Langoa Barton has a very typical Langoa nose, which is a good thing, sporting vivacious black cherries, blackberry, crushed iris, cedar and light blood orange scents lurking offstage. Lovely oak integration here. The palate is beautifully defined on the entry, a structured almost big-boned Langoa with enormous grip on the spicy finish. I love the generosity of this Saint-Julien, one that I suspect will be seductive on release but don't be deceived - it deserves cellaring lest you get a smacked wrist for being impatient.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (June 2020)
(93—95)/100

This is totally stunning, demonstrating depth, texture, salinity and flesh. It manages to be both austere and generous at the same time, pushing and pulling. It's a totally different conversation to many others wines this year. There was no frost effect here, although some of their other estates were fully wiped out. Harvested 23-29 September from 7.25ha planted at densities ranging between 6,500-12,600 vines per hectare. 100% new oak.

Jane Anson, Decanter (June 2020)
97/100

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