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Chateau Leoville Barton St Julien 2009

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"This has a fabulous nose of currants, dried flowers, and tons of dark fruits. Full bodied and chewy, with round tannins and a muscular body. This is big and juicy with lively acidity. Barrel sample. 95+.." JamesSuckling.com 1/11 "This behemoth possesses massive extraction, an opaque purple color, huge density, extreme tannins, and a nearly endless finish. Everything is there, but the highly extracted style and off the chart tannins ensures that no one over the age of forty will ever see this wine hit full maturity. Nevertheless, there is a lot to admire, and it-s good to taste a wine that will not be ready to drink for 30+ years. No compromise!...93-95+"WA 04/10

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External Reviews for Chateau Leoville Barton St Julien

External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

and it\'s good to taste a wine that will not be ready to drink for 30+ years. No compromise!\ "\


External Review
03/09/2013

Perfumed. Seductive. Dense and powerful. Very intense and ambitious indeed. Well-managed tannins. Glossy. Very dry at the moment. 18/20 Jancis Robinson. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Leoville-Barton 1500ml


External Review
06/30/2010

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


External Review
03/19/2013

Head and shoulders above its stablemate, Langoa Barton, proprietor Anthony Bartons 2009 Leoville Barton is another massive, excruciatingly rich, tannic, potentially long-aged wine. Meant for consumers with old fashioned tastes, it boasts a dense opa... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Leoville-Barton 1500ml


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
11/16/2012

This second wine of Chateau Leoville Poyferre, a second classed growth in Saint Julien, is owned by the anglo-irish Barton family since 1821 and is renowned throughout the World for its balance, finesse and elegance. This classic Cabernet-dominated wine is produced here by estate manager Michel Raoult together with Anthony Barton and his daughter, Lilian. Vinification in stainless steel with temperature controlled systems. Ageing in one and two year old barrels for 18 months, fining with egg white. The vineyard is trained in organic and biodynamic vine growing. Grapes : Cabernet Sauvignon 70%, Merlot 20%, Cabernet Franc 10% Region : France / Bordeaux / Saint Julien AOC Maker : M. Brehant Notes : Smooth with coffee and cedar notes - a classically styled Bordeaux from this esteemed estate in St Julien. ABV : 13%


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
11/10/2015

Smooth with coffee and cedar notes - a classically styled BordeauxThis second wine of Chateau Leoville Poyferre, a second classed growth in Saint Julien, is owned by the anglo-irish Barton family since 1821 and is renowned throughout the World for its balance, finesse and elegance.This classic Cabernet-dominated wine is produced here by estate manager Michel Raoult together with Anthony Barton and his daughter, Lilian.Vinification in stainless steel with temperature controlled systems. Ageing in one and two year old barrels for 18 months, fining with egg white. The vineyard is trained in organic and biodynamic vine growing.Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon 70%, Merlot 20%, Cabernet Franc 10%Region: France / Bordeaux / Saint Julien AOCMaker: M. BrehantNotes: Smooth with coffee and cedar notes - a classically styled Bordeaux from this esteemed estate in St Julien.ABV: 13%


External Review
08/10/2014

A major success of the vintage. The wine exhibits extreme richness of the fruit, with all its sweet blackberry flavors. It also has underlying firm structure, density and solid tannins. Bring in the acidity at the end, and this is both impressive and ready for long-term aging.


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"This has a fabulous nose of currants, dried flowers, and tons of dark fruits. Full bodied and chewy, with round tannins and a muscular body. This is big and juicy with lively acidity. Barrel sample. 95+.." JamesSuckling.com 1/11 "This behemoth possesses massive extraction, an opaque purple color, huge density, extreme tannins, and a nearly endless finish. Everything is there, but the highly extracted style and off the chart tannins ensures that no one over the age of forty will ever see this wine hit full maturity. Nevertheless, there is a lot to admire, and it-s good to taste a wine that will not be ready to drink for 30+ years. No compromise!...93-95+"WA 04/10

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