2000 Leoville Barton 750ml

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2000 Leoville Barton

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International Wine Cellar | 94

($77-$100) Full medium ruby. Knockout superripe nose combines black cherry, licorice and exotic spices. Compellingly sweet, lush and complete, with harmonious acids giving the wine lovely vinosity and extending the flavors. Finishes with lush, dusty tannins and superb persistence. A great vintage for Leoville-Barton.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 108

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Jancis Robinson | 18

Dark crimson. Very solid and savoury on the nose. Essence of St James's Street?! Lots of mass here and something really very promising even if it is far from its full realisation. Bravo!

Drink Dates: 2015-2035
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Wine Advocate | 95+

I found this to be one of the more backward wines of the 2000 vintage and gave it a window of maturity of 2015-2040 when I reviewed it in 2003. In my two recent tastings of it, I changed that window to 2018-2050, which probably says more than the following tasting note could say. This is a behemoth - dense, highly extracted, very tannic, broodingly backward, with a dense purple color and very little evolution since it was bottled 8 years ago. Wonderfully sweet cedar and fruitcake notes are intermixed with hints of creme de cassis, licorice, and earthy forest floor. It is full-bodied and tannic, with everything in place, but like so many wines that come from Leoville Barton, it makes a mockery of many modern-day consumers wanting a wine for immediate gratification. Those who bought it should continue to exercise patience and be proud to own a wonderful classic with five decades of longevity ahead of it.

Drink Dates: 2018-2050
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 189

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Wine Spectator | 97

Amazingly rich and silky. Lots of chocolate and blackberry aromas with hints of raspberries. Full-bodied, with silky, round tannins. Great concentration. Long, long finish. This is the biggest, most powerful ever from Leoville Barton. 20,000 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2012+
Author: James Suckling


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Score: 93
Author: M Rapp
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 06/29/2014
Score: 95
Author: marv
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 06/25/2014
Young
Score: 92
Author: Todd W59
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 06/21/2014
Drink Dates: 2014-2030
Double-decanted 4 hours prior to drinking. Dark red color with aromas of black fruits and some vegetal undertones. Tannins starting to unwind; expected denser and richer flavors but tasted a wine that seemed a bit thin. When tasted next to the 2000 Cos d'Estournel, the Barton was overshadowed on this night.
Score: 93
Author: Rutiger
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 07/04/2013
July 4th with Rick & Sandy. Not paying attention to tasting notes.
Score: 90
Author: Johnnymd
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 10/18/2012
Fading a bit early in life. Ready now.
More Vintages and Sizes of Leoville Barton:

2003 (750ml)
2001 (750ml)
1996 (750ml)

About This Producer


Leoville-Barton is one of the five St. Julien Second Growth properties designated in the 1855 classification. It is often referred to as a "super-second", though, because its wines are at a quality level approaching that of a First Growth. The chateau is not only considered one of the top wines in St. Julien, but also one of the best values. Leoville-Barton wines have a higher percentage of Cabernet-Sauvignon than other proprietors' blends, a typical blend consisting of 70% Cabernet, 20% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc. Leoville-Barton produces a second label called La Reserve de Leoville-Barton. The Barton family owns both Chateau Langoa-Barton and Chateau Leoville-Barton, having acquired them in the 1820s.

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