2006 Leoville Barton

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-JULIEN
  • 92 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • 80 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52976-2006-750-0
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    ($45-$85) Good bright ruby-red. Pretty aromas of black cherry, cassis, tobacco leaf, minerals, licorice and violet. Chewy, rich and deep, with good dense mid-palate fruit and excellent concentration. Fuller and sweeter than the Langoa. Finishes long and delineated, with powerful tannic clout and terrific mineral thrust. A serious 2006 for the cellar.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2009
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Dark purple. Aromatic and sweet but not quite as fresh and lively as some. Great sweetness but rather dry wood tannins on the finish. It is trying very hard to be loved... Tastes a teensy bit New World to me in its ripeness + toughness.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Chateau Leoville-Barton has a surprisingly rich and opulent bouquet at first, although it calms down with aeration, offering crushed violet and black cherry scents, reminiscent of a fine Margaux. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip in the mouth. Here the class begins to appear with fine balance and poise, but like the Langoa, it lacquers the mouth with tannins and feels very backward, surprising given the vintage. Cellar this for another decade, folks. Tasted January 2016.
    Author: Neal Martin
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    There's a great dark color to this, with intense aromas of cedar, wood, new leather and crushed blackberry. Full-bodied, with loads of fruit and a firm, powerful palate. Long and mouthpuckering. A muscular baby. 18,750 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Self | Rating:

    Author: metlaw
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Carol H12
  • Anonymous | Rating: 94

    94 WS
    Drink Dates: 2014
    Author: rpose
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Enjoyable. Strong taste in mouth. High tannins. May be too young to drink?
    Author: iTikki
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Ho hum....
    Author: Charley
  • Self | Rating: 95

    I've had this wine several times but it is now in prime form. Dark plums, currants, toast and a nice hint of cinnamon. Drinking very smooth now, with well integrated tannins and a long, smooth finish.
    Author: Litig8tr
  • Self | Rating:

    just picked these up at my local wine shop (odd, vincellar told me the name of my wine store might be proprietary information! i should be able to write whatever i want). The person helping me said they had just tasted the Barton and that it was showing extremely well. he felt it was drinkable now and had strength for the long haul. one now, one in ten or twenty.
    Author: jasonm
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Not much fruit, thin, too young?
    Author: Southbound Union
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Surprisingly thin,without much nose or mouthfeel. Had nice flavors that opened up a bit in the glass. Perhaps it is in a dumb phase.
    Author: Jeffrey M989
  • Self | Rating: 92

    The acid and fruit were nicely integrated after so many years in the bottle. It was not a fruit forward vintage; rather, the terroir shown through. All who tasted this one truly enjoyed it.
    Author: rjblanton
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

  • 1166 bottles owned
  • 211 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 211 collectors)