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2001 Château Léoville Barton

  • 92 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • 85 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52976-2001-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    ($42-$49) Good medium ruby-red. Sweet, pure nose dominated by black cherry and spices. Juicy and fine-grained, with a lovely restrained sweetness and nicely integrated acidity. A hint of pepper lifts the wine's fruit without introducing intrusive greenness. Stylish, firm claret with good extract and a firm, lingering finish.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2004
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    Consistent from bottle (I tasted it three times), this is an outstanding offering, although not quite at the prodigious level of the 2000. Civilized and approachable for a young Leoville-Barton, it exhibits a saturated plum/purple color along with classic Bordelais aromas of damp earth, creme de cassis, smoke, vanillin, and tobacco. Medium to full-bodied and rich, with high but well-integrated tannin, and a long, 40+ second finish, it should turn out to be a brilliant effort, and one of the stars of the Medoc. However, patience is essential.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Gorgeous aromas of crushed blackberries and flowers. Medium- to full-bodied, with well-knit tannins and a silky, caressing palate. Long. This is a wonderful wine. Lots of finesse. 22,500 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Immediately classy nose. Very polished texture. The word 'pomade' springs to mind. Smooth and masculine. Talk about personification. This should not disappoint. So long as you are looking for a bone-dry wine. A second bottle showed a little more flesh and was probably worth 17.5 points.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Author: VinoDeparture
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Bruce Lam
  • Self | Rating: 94

    BLACK CURRANT, raw meat and rubber on the nose. Full bodied tastes of red and BLACK CURRANT, sweet fruit. sweet and long in the aftertaste. It last for a minute or more. Still young, but no greenness. Drinking well now. Better than ever! Enjoy or keep? Your choice. Great value fro Anthony Barton here.
    Drink Dates: 2010-2020
    Author: Carl
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Good time to drink now. Fruit profile blending well.
    Author: Adriel L
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Much tastier and opulent than the '85 drunk on the same night, the '01 was rich, bold, strikingly fruit forward for the region, and lovely balanced tannins, great aromas of tobacco, saddle leather, barnyard and dark red berries. Mouthwatering and coming together in a very long finish.
    Drink Dates: 2010-2016
    Author: nycebo
  • Self | Rating: 90

    nicely balanced bordeaux with notes of graphite, oak, leather and dark cherries. a little on the lighter side of medium bodied but very pleasant with dinner
    Drink Dates: 2014-2020
    Author: dozman3
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

  • 1263 bottles owned
  • 241 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 241 collectors)