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1994 Château Léoville Barton

  • 90 WA
  • 90 WS
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52976-1994

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    A mouthful for the vintage, with its lovely berry, chocolate and tobacco aromas and flavors, medium to full body and chewy tannins. Fresh finish. 21,700 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    It is no secret that Anthony Barton's efforts over the last decade at his St.-Julien estate, Leoville-Barton, is resulting in terrific wines at still reasonable prices. This estate has been extremely successful in recent vintages. An impressive, serious, classic Bordeaux for collectors who are willing to forget about it for at least a decade, this well-endowed offering is a 30-year wine. The dense, murky, purple color, closed aromatics, massive flavor richness, and high tannin recall the old, non-compromised, beefy, blockbuster Medocs produced thirty years ago. However, this wine possesses sweeter tannin, and was made under far more sanitary conditions. It is a classic, but patience is definitely required.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 4.5

    Author: Rick H.
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Mayo
  • Self | Rating: 89

    medium bodied and starting to thin out a little, but still balanced and enjoyable as a 20 year old Bordeaux. drink now
    Drink Dates: 2014-2015
    Author: dozman3
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Pencil shavings and cedar. Some fruit. Drink now.
    Author: Adriel L
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Still has years ahead of it. Really opens up and gets lovelier with air. Very nice. Very balanced. Consistent notes with last year.
    Author: Zarm
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Still quite dark in color with just a hint of bricking. Nose shows some earth, pencil shavings, and very pronounced black currant scents. Takes about an hour or two of decanting to really start coming together with a nice balance of acidity, medium weight and a lengthy finish. Fruit is still pretty vibrant and there is a light touch of the tannins on the finish. Matched very well with prime rib
    Drink Dates: 2000-2015
    Author: Butler wan
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Stills very good, just starting to get a little dry on the finish otherwise this fully mature St. Julien it's a classic example of this region and sleeper of the 1994 vintage in such region.
    Drink Dates: 2002-2015
    Author: Jito72
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Thick, rich, prominent fruit with firm structure. Enjoyable now.
    Drink Dates: 2005-2014
    Author: botro
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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Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

White Bordeaux blends are most commonly composed of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc, and come in a range of dry and sweet styles. Sémillon contributes body while Sauvignon Blanc adds high acidity, a characteristic that is particularly important in the sweet wines of Bordeaux.

Sauternes is one of the world’s most prestigious regions for sweet wine production, made possible by Sémillon’s affinity for noble rot. Wines from world-renowned Château d’Yquem are fermented and matured in new oak for up to three years and can age for decades in bottle. These wines display complex aromas of melon, honey, apricot, citrus peel, mango, and butterscotch and develop added complexity and aromas with age.

The best dry wines from this blend come from producers such as Château Haut-Brion, Château Pape Clément, and Domaine de Chevalier in Pessac-Léognan and Graves. These wines are typically fermented and matured in new oak and display a full-bodied richness with concentrated nutty flavors overlaying the fruit.

Due to its freshness and flavor profile, dry white Bordeaux blends pair well with almost any white food, including all types of fish, poultry, veal, and pork. The sweet wines of Bordeaux pair well with foie gras, oysters, blue cheese, spicy food (particularly Asian cuisines), any dish with sweet notes, and of course, dessert.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1092 bottles owned
  • 213 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 213 collectors)