Château Léoville Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.1110 ratings
9.021 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Liz Hale

Gravel and dust- blossomed after decant.

Gravel and dust- blossomed after decant.

Aug 15th, 2018
Weijie Shi (Jay)

One of the best Bordeaux I’ve ever had. Just ready to drink. Ripe black fruits dominant mixed with delicate cedar box, tobacco leaves, truffle and forest floor. Rich and big structures, dusty tannins, 1min finish. Amazing!

One of the best Bordeaux I’ve ever had. Just ready to drink. Ripe black fruits dominant mixed with delicate cedar box, tobacco leaves, truffle and forest floor. Rich and big structures, dusty tannins, 1min finish. Amazing!

Nov 12th, 2017
Mike R
9.3

Good to the last drop

Are you ready for some football - football and the fall are perfect signals to me that wine drinking season is about to begin

This is still young but really enjoyed

Smiling

Good to the last drop

Are you ready for some football - football and the fall are perfect signals to me that wine drinking season is about to begin

This is still young but really enjoyed

Smiling

1 person found it helpfulSep 1st, 2017
Evan Bienstock

I was so excited to open this 2006 Leoville Barton. The color was ruby red and dark crimson. Almost black. It opened very hot with just a short decant. The nose showed amazing cherry, raspberry, cocoa and coffee notes. On the palate the tannins are very evident. There are obvious dark berries and even some earthy vegetables and tobacco. Over the course of 2hrs it really came into its own and showed its meddle. This is a great wine and, in my opinion, a great value. While a bit young, this wine a still great now and will be amazing in 10 yrs.

I was so excited to open this 2006 Leoville Barton. The color was ruby red and dark crimson. Almost black. It opened very hot with just a short decant. The nose showed amazing cherry, raspberry, cocoa and coffee notes. On the palate the tannins are very evident. There are obvious dark berries and even some earthy vegetables and tobacco. Over the course of 2hrs it really came into its own and showed its meddle. This is a great wine and, in my opinion, a great value. While a bit young, this wine a still great now and will be amazing in 10 yrs.

1 person found it helpfulSep 22nd, 2016
Edmond Ng

Drank this over the course of 6 days using Coravin...still too young, but the wine really opened up by the last day. Smells and tastes like a Grand Bordeaux St. Julien wine as it should. I used to this wine to test the Coravin. It is clear that oxidation starts right after the first pour.

Drank this over the course of 6 days using Coravin...still too young, but the wine really opened up by the last day. Smells and tastes like a Grand Bordeaux St. Julien wine as it should. I used to this wine to test the Coravin. It is clear that oxidation starts right after the first pour.

1 person found it helpfulAug 26th, 2016
Ryan Carey

Founder Wine Confidential

9.2

5 hour decant. Dark dark fruit. Blackberry and a nutty (almond and pistachio?) finish. Still ridiculously tannic. Strong acid right now. Wouldn't open another 06 for many years.

5 hour decant. Dark dark fruit. Blackberry and a nutty (almond and pistachio?) finish. Still ridiculously tannic. Strong acid right now. Wouldn't open another 06 for many years.

1 person found it helpfulAug 21st, 2016
Mike R
9.5

For the French Boudreaux - RP likes it - I reserve judgement to later and will rate it later Well RP got it right - really good wine from a sip - 😀😂😂😀😄

For the French Boudreaux - RP likes it - I reserve judgement to later and will rate it later Well RP got it right - really good wine from a sip - 😀😂😂😀😄

Sep 9th, 2016
Ryan Carey

Founder Wine Confidential

9.5

Drinking by myself tonight. This should do the trick. Yes, individual notes to follow, but wanted a pic of these two beauties next to each other first

Drinking by myself tonight. This should do the trick. Yes, individual notes to follow, but wanted a pic of these two beauties next to each other first

Aug 21st, 2016
Fabien Lainé

Blogger VinDeling.com

8.9

Still so young in its profile and marked by oak - however it gets a nice balance but will benefit of more years in the cellar to show its full potential

Still so young in its profile and marked by oak - however it gets a nice balance but will benefit of more years in the cellar to show its full potential

Oct 26th, 2015
Ryan Davis

Oak

Oak

Oct 8th, 2015