• SN: 92

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Château Leoville Barton St. Julien 2008

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Château Léoville-barton:
The history of Langoa and Leoville Barton is the history of a family who have managed to preserve their inheritance for more than 2 centuries. From one generetion to another the wines produced by the two properties have maintained the quality of their classification, offering wines at the very top of their appellation.

Editorial Reviews for Château Leoville Barton St. Julien

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
4.50 5

Shallow and tight on the nose with fine base of gravelly minerality and slow to blossom red fruits that show a seductive freshness. Lean and crisp on entry, this is balanced and elegant with lovely mineral and licorice notes accenting the core black cherry and currant fruit. With air this smoothens out a bit but remains a bit stern at its core. A fine bottle of Bordeaux, classically balanced and one that should age well but not require too much time to begin to drink at peak. 92pts

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
4.00 5

Spicy and oaky on the nose with graphite and dried herbs layered over hard, fresh black currant fruit. Dry, hard and austere in the mouth. There’s some nuanced blackberry fruit on the palate and this feels a little extracted but it’s well balanced with great length. Tannic and hard, this is too lean to be from california. I bet it’s Bordeaux. Not a great vintage but a very well made wine for the cellar. A vin de garde. 90pts

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Snooth User: JonDerry
3.50 5

Dark, purple color. Sweet fruit, plum on the nose. Vanila, fresh cream on the palate. Dry finish with some earth showing. Some potential for more, but projects as a better wine with food than a sipper. 89+ points.

External Reviews for Château Leoville Barton St. Julien

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Four and a half glasses

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Source: Millesima USA LLC

1 x 750ML Bottle

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Source: Millesima USA LLC

In 1826, Hugh Barton, already proprietor of Château Langoa, purchased part of the big Léoville estate. His part then became known as Léoville Barton. Six generations of Bartons have since followed, and continued to preserve the quality of the wine, classified a 2nd growth in 1855. Ronald Barton inherited the property in 1927. He in turn donated it to his nephew Anthony in 1983. Today the vineyards are jointly owned by Anthony Barton, his daughter Lilian Barton-Sartorius and her children Melanie and Damien, thus making eight generations of Barton family at Léoville Barton. Traditional methods of wine making are maintened to produce a typical Saint-Julien of elegance and distinction

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New wood aromas, follow with solid, dark fruits. This is a powerful wine, which shows elegance and structure together and in balance. A beautiful wine for long-term aging. Wine Enthusiast. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Leoville-Barton 6000ml

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Der Wein ist von dichtem, dunklen Rotbraun und lässt schon bei der ersten Kontaktaufnahme ein äusserst komplexes Bouquet erkennen. Der Geschmack geht von einer vollen, fleischigen, seidigen Ansprache zu einem tanninreichen, aber köstlich saftigem und sehr langen Abgang über. Ein grosser Klassiker mit schöner Terroirnote.

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This has an extremely flowery nose, as well as notes of red raspberry, and a slight earthy/herbal note that adds complexity to this wine. On the palate I get violets, cassis, caramel, and lavender. Copious tannins are present but are smooth and sil... John Sweeney. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Leoville-Barton 6000ml

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