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Château Léoville Barton Red Bordeaux Blend St. Julien 2004

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Parker review: We were very impressed by the sweet, succulent raspberry and cream personality<br/>of this wine. It's very classic in style, with a good balance of acidity,<br/>tannins and fruit. A pronounced nose of spicy rasberriesleads to complex<br/>layers ofage-worthy fruit on the palate and a sumptuous, dense fruit<br/>finish.<br/><br/><br/><br/>'...the 2004 Langoa Barton exhibits deep, concentrated, chunky, black currant<br/>and cherry fruit intermixed with notions of forest floor...This impressive,<br/>full-bodied, powerful, ageworthy St.-Julien is atypically backward and<br/>brooding.'<br/><br/>(Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, Jun 2007)<br/><br/>(Decanter- Nov 2007-Medoc 2004, the results: 4/5 stars)

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Chateau Leoville Poyferre:
In the reign of Louis XIII, in 1638, a certain Jean de Moytié, Counsellor of the Bordeaux parliament and a noble bourgeois of the town, owned a beautifully sloped gravelly vineyard near the River. This place, as was the tradition, was named after its owner and thus became the “Mont-Moytié.” Historically, the production of Mont-Moytié was among the first M&eac... Read more
In the reign of Louis XIII, in 1638, a certain Jean de Moytié, Counsellor of the Bordeaux parliament and a noble bourgeois of the town, owned a beautifully sloped gravelly vineyard near the River. This place, as was the tradition, was named after its owner and thus became the “Mont-Moytié.” Historically, the production of Mont-Moytié was among the first Médoc wines, along with the “Château de Margaux”, the “Tour de Saint-Lambert” or the “Château de La Fitte” in Pauillac and the “Château de Calon”, in Saint-Estèphe, which were all established before the period of civil war known as La Fronde (1648-1653.) These were the first estates to appear in the Médoc parishes, which were later to become commune appellations. Read less

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

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Snooth User: edub
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4.00 5
03/16/2009

I recommend decanting this wine for 6 + hours to experience a stunning wine. This wine at first, was light and almost seemed diluted. A nose of roses, violets, with minerals and cedar. After 4 hours and a few sips, the wine started to take shape, and gain a nice length. We consumed this wine after 6 hours, and it had changed from light and subtle, to a big, full bodied, meaty, smoked dark fruits, multi dimensional heavy hitter of a wine. Also, a long, long, finish. Wonderful!


4.50 5
07/29/2008

Lovely deep red in the glass. My bottle came out of the fridge in a tiny restaurant in the Marias so the nose was almost impossible to decipher. Some definite vanilla, cherry and a hint of smoke on the nose. Super mouth feel, really firm and fruity, great tannins, rounded and opulent I can't believe the price on this 2004 Bordeaux and can't stress how much you should be buying this wine esp considering the 2005 prices. 92 Points


Snooth User: Me Want Wine
18295971
0.00 5
07/07/2009

This wine is drinking really well right now. Nice dark currants, forest floor, earthy, bramble fruits.


Snooth User: fuigo
1060718
4.00 5
05/03/2010

A whif of spice; oaky an jammy!


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

External Review
04/21/2010

Sehr tiefes Granat. Faszinierende warme, explosive Frucht, viel Brombeeren und Cassis mit tiefer St. Julien-Zederwürznote, facettenreich. Saftiger Gaumen, sehr geschmeidige, feste Tannine, wiederum eine tolle Fruchtaromatik. Im Extrakt Lakritze sowie Rauc


External Review
12/20/2010

Bright red-ruby. Deep aromas of black raspberry, black cherry, leather, smoke and flowers. Dense but juicy, with lovely finesse and flavor intensity. Notes of mocha, chocolate and leather linger nicely on the lively finish, which features substantial... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2004 Leoville-Barton 750ml


External Review
01/22/2009

Currant and dark chocolate, with hints of mineral. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, caressing finish. Balanced. A more delicate and refined style. Best after 2011. 21,250 cases made. -JS Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2004 Leoville-Barton 750ml


External Review
02/21/2009

This is an impressively endowed vin de garde that should age effortlessly for 20-30 years. How Anthony Barton continues to fashion uncompromisingly primordial Bordeaux that are always among the biggest and densest of all the St.-Juliens is beyond me,... Robert Parker. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2004 Leoville-Barton 750ml


External Review
11/28/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2004 - Chateau Leoville Barton - Frankreich - Region: Bordeaux - Apellation: Bordeaux - Cabernet Sauvignon blend - 750 ml. 92 RP


External Review
12/06/2011

Along with Leoville Las Cases and a few others, this is among the stars of the appellation. Made in a more floral, supple, Margaux-like style, the deep ruby/purple-hued 2004 Leoville Poyferre exhibits... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2004 Leoville-Poyferre 750ml


External Review
02/24/2009

Silky and refined, with a good depth of fruit and ripe tannins. Medium- to full-bodied. Long finish for the vintage. Score range: 89-91 (JS) Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2004 Leoville-Poyferre 375ml


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Parker review: We were very impressed by the sweet, succulent raspberry and cream personality<br/>of this wine. It's very classic in style, with a good balance of acidity,<br/>tannins and fruit. A pronounced nose of spicy rasberriesleads to complex<br/>layers ofage-worthy fruit on the palate and a sumptuous, dense fruit<br/>finish.<br/><br/><br/><br/>'...the 2004 Langoa Barton exhibits deep, concentrated, chunky, black currant<br/>and cherry fruit intermixed with notions of forest floor...This impressive,<br/>full-bodied, powerful, ageworthy St.-Julien is atypically backward and<br/>brooding.'<br/><br/>(Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, Jun 2007)<br/><br/>(Decanter- Nov 2007-Medoc 2004, the results: 4/5 stars)

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