Chateau Leoville Barton, 2011
One of the best-loved and respected of Chateaux, this property never fails to impress with its trademark cedar, blackcurrant and cassis flavours. A chocolate-like texture with layers of complexity and an impeccable finish, this is consistently one of the best value for money properties in the Cru Classé ranks.
The 2011 vintage saw Leoville Barton step out from the crowd and become more than just a beloved property, as it performed as one of the top top wines in the whole Bordeaux appellation. Slightly acidic in youth and almost tart from the barrel, it has developed and aged superbly (possibly because of its acidic backbone) into a wine that will give pleasure for at least another 15 years.
Best from 2018, so it's certainly ready to go now.
Robert Parker : 93 / 100
Jancis Robinson : 17.5 / 20
- Fine Dining
- Cabernet Sauvignon
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