CHATEAU LEOVILLE BARTON 2016 (BONDED - EN PRIMEUR)

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Wine Enthusiast
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Wine Spectator
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Decanter
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James Suckling
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Jancis Robinson
SKU
LBCS201610 UCAU
$180.00 Per item
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Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$180.00 Per item
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The 2016 Leoville-Barton is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot. "It has a more intense bouquet compared to the Langoa-Barton, plenty of intense blackberry and raspberry fruit, minerals, cedar and a hint of licorice. The palate is a little chewy on the entry with good grip in the mouth. This demonstrates the backbone of the finish, just the right amount of spiciness with excellent salinity on the long finish." Neal Martin
The 2016 Leoville-Barton is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot. "It has a more intense bouquet compared to the Langoa-Barton, plenty of intense blackberry and raspberry fruit, minerals, cedar and a hint of licorice. The palate is a little chewy on the entry with good grip in the mouth. This demonstrates the backbone of the finish, just the right amount of spiciness with excellent salinity on the long finish." Neal Martin

Scores & Reviews

99* / 100

Wine Enthusiast

Barrel Sample. This is a powerful wine, with superb tannins and blackberry fruits. It has a dense texture allied to stylish fruitiness and acidity. The result is a wine with the potential to age over a long period of time, while probably showing well starting in 2028. 97-99 points.

99* / 100

Wine Spectator

This packs some serious punch and drive, with a terrific core of blueberry, açai and plum reduction notes, backed by waves of graphite and roasted apple wood. Has the pleasantly chewy feel typical of St.-Julien, along with an extra-racy graphite edge. 96-99 points.

96 / 100

Decanter

Restrained but textured, a confident delivery of lashings of cassis, bilberry and blackberry fruits. This is an exceptional Léoville-Barton that sacrifices none of its St-Julien signature while delivering a powerful, beautifully sculpted wine. This is a total triumph, my favourite for years at this property. Drinking Window 2027 - 2050 Tasted by Jane Anson

96* / 100

James Suckling

Tight and chewy with a solid tannin structure and depth of fruit. Full body and lots of depth and texture. A Barton with lots happening already. Develops beautifully on the palate. Should be better than the 2015. 95-96 points.

18 / 20

Jancis Robinson

Dark blackish purple. Less obviously aromatic than Langoa. Tea-leaf notes. Round texture with gloriously ripe tannins. Really a standout Barton. So unusually supple! Yet with masses of tannins underneath. This will surely be one of the vintage's longer-living wines. Glorious texture and flavour. Utterly minerally dry, but not drying. Very good freshness – much fresher than many of its peers. Real energy. When to drink: 2027 - 2047