2020 Château Langoa-Barton, Cru Classé St-Julien

The 2020 Langoa Barton is an impressive Bordeaux. There's a core of dark berry fruit, with fresh acidity, and a cool and mineral finish. This shows the coolness of the terroir, and the brilliance of the team here. An excellent purchase.

Critic score
93/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£38.68
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£232.08

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Saint-Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    53% Cabernet Sauvignon
    38% Merlot
    9% Cabernet Franc
  • Maturity
    Young 2027 - 2046
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13.5%
  • Classification
    Cru Classé (Medoc & Sauternes)
2020 Château Langoa-Barton, Cru Classé St-Julien

TASTING NOTES

Very pretty blackberry and blueberry character with blackcurrants and mint. It’s medium-to full-bodied with linear, tight tannins that are polished and fine.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (May 2021)
93—94/100

Not quite as generous as Léoville Barton, replaced with classicism and subdued tannins, as we see the impact of a slightly cooler terroir. Juicy finish, black fruits, plenty of life and lift through the palate. Enjoyable, but closed in with clove spice that is very clear on the finish. Tasted twice. A yield of 34hl/ha. Harvest September 14 to 28.

Jane Anson, Decanter (May 2021)
92/100

The 2020 Langoa Barton has a really gorgeous, very pure bouquet of crushed violets infusing black cherry, blueberry and black plummy scents. The new oak seems a little more pronounced compared to recent vintages and yet it is in sync with the fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent ripe tannins that disguise the structure underneath, the counterbalancing acidity line keeping everything focused and fresh. This is quite an audacious Langoa, and you what? It pulls it off.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (May 2021)
(92—94)/100

Healthy deep purplish crimson. High-toned, fully ripe nose that is rather seductive before a glossy, polished-tannin dry finish. Promises well for the future while being relatively charming even now. Not the most concentrated 2020 but everything is in balance. Well done. Sappy, dry finish. Very St-Julien. Some restraint despite the initial seduction.

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com (April 2021)
17/20

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