International Wine Cellar
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 102
Perfumed, brooding aromas of blueberry, blackberry and mint. Cooler, tighter and more austere than the Langoa, with solid density and an almost medicinal aspect. Less obviously sweet today than the Langoa-Barton, but has a more serious tannic structure for aging. Rather backward for a '99, and in a tough stage today.
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Author: Jancis Robinson
Dark, mossy nose. Lots of luscious fruit. Very dense and complete. Bit dusty but great balance. Would not disappoint any claret lover and may gain exciting complexity.
Author: Robert Parker
Dry tannin and a backward, austere, muscular, brooding personality characterize Leoville Barton's 1999. However, it is packed with grip, body, and depth. Give it 5-6 years of cellaring and hope the tannin melts away sufficiently for the fruit to come forward. It should last for two decades, but will it ever be balanced?
Black licorice and roasted coffee aromas. Medium- to full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long finish. Tight wine. Give it time. Solid Barton. 19,165 cases made.
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 02/27/2010
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 12/22/2009
Drink Dates: 2009-2022
Very good dark ruby color; lovely rich nose of red berries, earth, & spice; really high quality; really classy; full body; well-integrated tannins that still have a youthful hard edge; elegant & profound fruit; very good grip; long complex finish; delicious now but will soften and evolve further.
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 10/14/2009
Sweet fruity mature. Very good now.
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 12/13/2008
medium body, nice flavor -- slightly earthy, but not funky
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 09/14/2008
Drink Dates: 2005-2010
exellent for the vintage
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