Château Léoville Barton Red Bordeaux Blend St. Julien 1990

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I underestimated this wine young, as it continues to put on weight and character. In fact, of the great vintages of Leoville-Las Cases, this is on... Read more

Had for thanksgiving, reviewing late. Really stunning. As I recall, the nose was all Brussels sprouts and broccoli and this huge green pepper, this... Read more

Tasted 5 Times Since Bottling With Consistent Notes Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1990 Leoville-Bar... Read more

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Snooth User: Robert Parker
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5.00 5
07/17/2007

I underestimated this wine young, as it continues to put on weight and character. In fact, of the great vintages of Leoville-Las Cases, this is one of the more forward wines, largely because of the seamlessness of the 1990 and its exceptionally sweet tannin, combined with relatively low acidity. The color remains a healthy opaque dark plum/purple. The classic Las-Cases nose of sweet black currants, cherries, minerals, lead pencil, and vanilla soars from the glass. Very full-bodied, expansive, and super-concentrated, yet so symmetrical and perfectly balanced (always a hallmark of Leoville Las Cases), this wine seems youthful yet very approachable. Last tasted 12/01


Snooth User: bmckenna
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06/15/2009

Had for thanksgiving, reviewing late. Really stunning. As I recall, the nose was all Brussels sprouts and broccoli and this huge green pepper, this blast of vegetables mixed with some very nice fruits, and the palate was very thought-provoking and complex. Didn't particularly go well with the turkey only because it was so much more than the meal, which was itself quite lavish. A delight and I'm glad our friend shared with us.


External Reviews for Château Léoville Barton Red Bordeaux Blend St. Julien

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/23/2010

Tasted 5 Times Since Bottling With Consistent Notes Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1990 Leoville-Barton 750ml


External Review
Source: SoDivin
05/07/2009

2ème Cru Classé


External Review
Source: SoDivin
07/11/2009

2me Cru ClassŽ


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/23/2011

Dark ruby color with a red edge. Subtle aromas ofblack cherry and plum, with hints of mineral andsmoke. Full-bodied, with a compacted fruitstructure, firm tannins and a long finish. Asoutstanding as it should be. Needs time.--1990Bordeaux retrospecti... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1990 Leoville-Barton 750ml


External Review
01/18/2009

Wine Spectator ReviewRated 93Dark ruby color with a red edge. Subtle aromas ofblack cherry and plum, with hints of mineral andsmoke. Full-bodied, with a compacted fruitstructure, firm tannins and a long finish. Asoutstanding as it should be. Needs time.1990Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2008.


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
11/28/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 1990 - Chateau Leoville Barton - Frankreich - Region: Bordeaux - Apellation: Bordeaux - Cabernet Sauvignon blend - 750 ml. 93 RP


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Berry Bros & Rudd review: A monster of a wine, that is finally opening up to reveal its superb quality<br/>and charm. Full-bodied, powerful, and loaded with flavours of forest fruits,<br/>plums, cigar box, and vanillin. Robustly structured, with grainy, yet<br/>beautifully integrated tannins. The formidable concentration of the fruit and<br/>tannin will allow for at least another 15 years of graceful ageing. This<br/>can be considered as an exceptional vintage, in par with the 1982.

Berry Bros & Rudd review: A monster of a wine, that is finally opening up to reveal its superb quality<br/>and charm. Full-bodied, powerful, and loaded with flavours of forest fruits,<br/>plums, cigar box, and vanillin. Robustly structured, with grainy, yet<br/>beautifully integrated tannins. The formidable concentration of the fruit and<br/>tannin will allow for at least another 15 years of graceful ageing. This<br/>can be considered as an exceptional vintage, in par with the 1982.

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