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1996 Leoville Barton 375ml
1996 Leoville Barton
France - Bordeaux - St Julien / Second Growth
Red / Bordeaux Blend
1996 Leoville Barton
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Professional Reviews

IWC
92

International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 84

Full ruby color. Blueberry, roasted nuts, mint and a hint of game on the nose. Fat, sweet and multilayered; rich, ripe and deep. Offers a generous mouthfeel for a young '96 from the Medoc. Substantial ripe tannins spread out over the palate. Very long, ripe aftertaste.

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WA
92

Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 122

This impressive wine is a classic. Although backward, it exhibits a dense ruby/purple color in addition to abundant black currant fruit intertwined with spicy oak and truffle-like scents. The wine is brilliantly made, full-bodied, and tightly-structured with plenty of muscle and outstanding concentration and purity. It should turn out to be a long-lived Leoville Barton, and somewhat of a sleeper. However, patience will be required.

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WS
90

Wine Spectator

A well-structured, racy red. Lovely, fresh aromas of raspberries, cream and currants. Medium- to full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins which are firm yet silky. One of the more reasonably priced top '96s.

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Community Reviews

93

Dnadoc00 Trust Rating: 93 Tasted On: 01/14/2013 Drink Dates: 2013-2020

Drinking beautifully now. Tannins all resolved and well integrated. Nose of cassis and mild cedar. Medium body and acid.

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92

Pierre T184 Trust Rating: 96 Tasted On: 06/01/2012

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darvid Trust Rating: 100 Tasted On: 03/16/2011 Drink Dates:

Decanted briefly. Typical profile of L-B at this stage - firm, promising, and not quite ready to unfurl. Those iron gates on the label are there for a reason. Became sweeter and richer, and tannins softened, with air. Needs another five years or so -- worth the wait, to judge from this outing.

1 of 1 people found this review useful.

90

Ricknat1 Trust Rating: 99 Tasted On: 10/17/2009 Drink Dates: 2014+

Fruit forward nose, cherry and leather. Very well balanced, medium sweetness with a taste of raisins and leather. Tannins still a little strong, but drinking nicely. Will get better. Light fruit and wood, barely getting anything on the nose. Dark fruits, heavy tannins, menthol, no finish now. Try again in 5 years or so. hard to rate

1 of 1 people found this review useful.

93

flavio Trust Rating: 95 Tasted On: 06/26/2009 Drink Dates: 2009-2020

Beautiful berries aromas with a hint of mint. Medium to full bodied with soft tannins. Very long finish. Great wine!

1 of 2 people found this review useful.

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