Château Léoville Barton Red Bordeaux Blend St. Julien 2003

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92 pts WS. A nice St. Julien bordeaux. Blackberry, licorice and oak, all nicely balanced. It does have chewy tannins, so should improve with som... Read more

Cheap one from the WS Top 100 list. Read more

[Decanted for many hours] Concentrated dark color. Sweet restrained nose - plummy and strawberry. Black cherry and buttery back on taste. Rich body... Read more

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.00 5
09/27/2009

92 pts WS. A nice St. Julien bordeaux. Blackberry, licorice and oak, all nicely balanced. It does have chewy tannins, so should improve with some more time.


Snooth User: winelog
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0.00 5
06/16/2009

Cheap one from the WS Top 100 list.


Snooth User: joshwoodward
129954234
4.50 5
05/15/2009

[Decanted for many hours] Concentrated dark color. Sweet restrained nose - plummy and strawberry. Black cherry and buttery back on taste. Rich body. Massive! Full of finesse, but subtle. Medium tannins and acid. Very Bordeaux. Still very closed - not ready to drink. $200


Snooth User: mistersplice
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3.00 5
02/21/2011

old, obscure scoring method: (3/2/3/2.5) [5/14/10=29+/-5 out of 50?]


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

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

(Barrel tasting) Fantastic aromas of currants, black licorice and berries. Fresh flowers. Light smoke. Big and velvety with loads of fruit. Long. Seems like another 2003; wait and see.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

In 2003, Anthony Barton made his greatest wine ever from this second-growth St. Julien estate. Bartonandrsquo;s family purchased the estate in 1826; today, it encompasses just more than 111 acres of vineyards, comprising about 72 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 20 percent Merlot and 8 percent Cabernet Franc. The wines, made at the Langoa Barton winery, are fermented in temperature-controlled wooden vats and aged for about 18 to 20 months in as much as 60 percent new French oak barrels.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Deep ruby. Wonderfully perfumed nose offers cassis, minerals, tobacco, flowers, mocha and truffle. Bright, mineral-driven and concentrated, with terrific underlying backbone giving energy and definition to the dark berry, mineral and chocolate flavors. Therersquo;s a floral lift here thatrsquo;s exhilarating to find in the very ripe 2005 vintage. Finishes very long and classy, with a firm tannic spine. An outstanding vintage for this wine.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

One cannot admire enough proprietor Anthony Barton and his classic, potentially long-lived wines that are models of power, elegance, and longevity andmdash; in short, these wine symbolize what makes Bordeaux so world-renowned! Probably capable of rivaling the 2000, the uncompromisingly made, formidably powerful, masculine, and highly extracted 2003 has an inky purple color to the rim, a big, deep personality with a tight but promising nose of forest floor, creme de cassis, smoke, charcoal, licorice, and perhaps even truffle. It is layered, rich, and set for an exceptionally long life, but donandrsquo;t expect to get a lot of joy even in this somewhat overtly styled vintage for at least another 7andndash;8 years. Anticipated maturity: 2012andndash;2030+.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Saturated medium ruby. Very black aromas of cassis, licorice and violet, plus a whiff of game. Dense, thick and youthful, with a compelling layered texture and major palate impact. But doesnrsquo;t have quite the clarity or class of the rsquo;85 tasted alongside it. Very long, palate-staining finish features big but thoroughly ripe tannins. May ultimately merit a higher score. Drink 2008 through 2025.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Undoubtedly one of the most majestic wines ever made at Leacute;oville-Barton, this behemoth displays even more power and structure than it did last year. A prodigious, saturated purple-colored effort, it boasts layers of concentrated fruit along with notes of graphite, camphor, damp earth, and jammy cassis. Immense, even monstrous in the mouth, it possesses awesome extraction and richness, but the boatload of tannin will keep it from being fully appreciated for at least a decade, possibly longer. It is an authentic vin de garde for patient wine connoisseurs. Amazing vino! Anticipated maturity: 2012ndash;2040.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
08/27/2014

In 2003, Anthony Barton made his greatest wine ever from this second-growth St. Julien estate. Barton’s family purchased the estate in 1826; today, it encompasses just more than 111 acres of vineyards, comprising about 72 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 20 percent Merlot and 8 percent Cabernet Franc. The wines, made at the Langoa Barton winery, are fermented in temperature-controlled wooden vats and aged for about 18 to 20 months in as much as 60 percent new French oak barrels.


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