Château Léoville Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.2136 ratings
9.114 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
LM Segal

Pure, dark black fruit and compote more suggestive of Napa than Bordeaux. Huge, tannic and powerful. I’d let this rest at least 3-4 more years.

Pure, dark black fruit and compote more suggestive of Napa than Bordeaux. Huge, tannic and powerful. I’d let this rest at least 3-4 more years.

Jun 5th, 2019
Lee Lightfoot

Big doughy rich and not ready yet

Big doughy rich and not ready yet

Mar 23rd, 2019
Cameron Parry

Perfect timing. The 2004 is showing beautifully now. Just the right amount of Brett and big floral notes. Great structure and bright fruit.

Perfect timing. The 2004 is showing beautifully now. Just the right amount of Brett and big floral notes. Great structure and bright fruit.

2 people found it helpfulApr 17th, 2016
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9.2

The 2004 Léoville Barton is less opulent on the nose than the Langoa but offers a little more refinement and terroir expression. A touch of seaweed develops with time. The palate is fresh on the entry. It is one of the most saline Léoville Barton that gets the saliva flowing. It is classic old-school Anthony Barton with a judicious dab of black pepper and menthol furnishing the finish. Excellent. (Neal Martin, Vinous, June 2024)

The 2004 Léoville Barton is less opulent on the nose than the Langoa but offers a little more refinement and terroir expression. A touch of seaweed develops with time. The palate is fresh on the entry. It is one of the most saline Léoville Barton that gets the saliva flowing. It is classic old-school Anthony Barton with a judicious dab of black pepper and menthol furnishing the finish. Excellent. (Neal Martin, Vinous, June 2024)

1 person found it helpfulJun 7th, 2024
Josh Luhn

Luhn Wine Consulting Owner, Luhn Family Wines

9.3

Better than the last one I opened a few weeks back.

Better than the last one I opened a few weeks back.

Apr 9th, 2017
Matté

Manager The Wine Cellars

9.3

Nose here has loads of well defined blackcurrant, black cherry, plum, new and rather plush leather and then some red fruit coming through, seems quite youthful. Palate also seems somewhat youthful, tannins are tightly grained, fruit is fresh and firm, still plenty to come from this.

Nose here has loads of well defined blackcurrant, black cherry, plum, new and rather plush leather and then some red fruit coming through, seems quite youthful. Palate also seems somewhat youthful, tannins are tightly grained, fruit is fresh and firm, still plenty to come from this.

Oct 1st, 2014
William Meznarich

Texas distributor

9.2

More approachable than 2000

More approachable than 2000

Feb 22nd, 2013
Melissa Eckers

2004

Jun 23rd, 2024
Jean-Philip Journeault

2004

Jul 1st, 2023
Andrew Shaheen

Old school Bordeaux. Solid

Old school Bordeaux. Solid

May 29th, 2023