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1990 Château Léoville Barton

abv 12.5%
  • 92 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 90 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52976-1990

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  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    Dark crimson. Luscious. Some sweetness on the nose, and polish but pretty chewy finish.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Dark ruby color with a red edge. Subtle aromas ofblack cherry and plum, with hints of mineral andsmoke. Full-bodied, with a compacted fruitstructure, firm tannins and a long finish. Asoutstanding as it should be. Needs time.--1990Bordeaux retrospective. 22,000 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    In contrast to the 1989, the 1990 is denser, more tannic, muscular, and virile. It offers an opaque purple color, but not much charm or openness. The nose reluctantly offers up aromas of earth, spicy fruit, and wood. The wine is full-bodied, powerful, and loaded with extract and glycerin. However, it is also revealing formidable quantities of tannin, as well as a closed, backward style. This is somewhat perplexing in view of previous tastings of this wine. I still believe the 1990 to be an exceptional Leoville-Barton, certainly the best wine made after the 1982, and marginally superior to both the delicious 1985 and tannic 1986. However, it needs another 7-10 years of cellaring. In its youth, it is one of the least approachable 1990s.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: gd10102
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Pkaleta
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: OliV
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: Mayo
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Drink Dates: 2016-2018
    Author: Walter Z
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Drank this with the '89 Angelus and '90 Pichon Baron. Amazing wine.
    Drink Dates: 2009-2025
    Author: Will M.
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Excellent -- very well balanced. Enjoyed it with some nice bone-in filets and good friends.
    Author: pliskin
  • Self | Rating: 95

    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. Delicous, very well balanced, much more forward than the bottle we had at home.
    Drink Dates: 2009+
    Author: Ricknat1
  • Self | Rating: 85

    Rich purple color, but a little smell of funk. Taste initially seemed ok (but not great), but died in the glass quickly. Maybe corked or badly handled over its nearly 20 years?
    Author: Jeffrey M989
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Spectacular! don't wait any longer if you have some in your cellar!
    Author: melounge
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Very different over the course of a few hours. Developed a cohesiveness not present when first poured. Cherry and black fruit. Medium finish. Good color.
    Author: Rodney M
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Vinfolio purchase, held two years. No decant. Mature color; integrated, balanced, long, and beautiful. Medium-full, roasted mushrooms, leather, and tobacco. Elegant texture. Great bottle. 12.5%. Open and enjoy now. And if you can, roast and salt bone marrow and spread on toast to enjoy with this classically aged Bordeaux. Just do it, you'll be happy.
    Author: Miguel L
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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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1245 bottles owned
  • 260 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 260 collectors)