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2002 Château Léoville Barton

  • 92 WA
  • 89 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • 85 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52976-2002

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  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Blackcurrants, soft tannins, mint and liquorice. Classic and stately (but lighter than expected) with good balance and a savoury finish. (RH)
    Author: Richard Hemming
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    Even better from bottle than from cask, and one of the finest wines of the vintage, this dense purple-colored 2002 reveals wonderfully sweet notes of charcoal, fresh mushrooms, smoke, earth, leather, cassis, and cedar. Full-bodied, highly extracted, broodingly backward, dense, and deep, this impressively endowed offering is built for the long term.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    Good full ruby-red. Black cherry, cassis and minerals on the nose. As fine-grained as the 2001, but with deeper, more chocolatey flavors of cassis, black cherry, licorice and minerals, nicely framed by harmonious acidity. Finishes impressively long, with substantial but fine tannins. Impeccably balanced wine.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2004
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Very attractive blackberry and vanilla aromas follow through to a full-bodied palate, with chewy tannins and a medium finish. Slightly hollow midpalate but flavorful. 18,900 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Toby Thomas
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Thierry27
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Segla
  • Self | Rating: 89

    An opaque, flashy young Barton that had one of the more intriguing noses of the evening, showcasing vogue notions of incense, clove, sweet spice, cedar and licorice over a bed of dark, tannic fruit. The wine is very structured, w/ an immense backbone of slightly drying tannins that should hopefully give way to a bit more generosity and pleasure down the road.
    Drink Dates: 04-01-2008
    Author: Brad Coelho
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Dark, almost black color. Still on the young side. A bit closed, but with blackcurrant with mint and hints of oak on the nose. Close to full body. Quit lounge aftertaste. A promising wine for the patient. Wait another 5 years.
    Drink Dates: 2014-2025
    Author: Carl
  • Self | Rating: 90

    For a 2002 it held up well. Nice color, clarity and body. Flavors were pleasant, slightly earthy, easy drinking and enjoyable.
    Drink Dates: 2016-2017
    Author: Bryon
  • Self | Rating:

    Still tight. Beginning to show some mint through black fruit and medium oak. Hold.
    Author: Tyler M
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

  • 1313 bottles owned
  • 226 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 226 collectors)