2008 Château Léoville Barton
Wine Spectator | Rating: 91Alluring, with warm fig sauce, plum and currant paste notes liberally laced with espresso bean and dark roasted vanilla bean notes. Fleshy but focused, with the roasted edge adding definition and length. Drink now through 2019. 16,665 cases made.Author: James Molesworth
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93Bright ruby. Sexy, ripe nose combines cassis, Cuban cigar tobacco, licorice and minerals. Sweet, tactile and intense, with concentrated, sharply delineated flavors of dark fruits and minerals. Densely packed, ripe and deep. Offers a lovely combination of silky texture, firm structure and the aromatic lift and nuance of the vintage's best examples. Should age gracefully for at least 15 years.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: July/August 2011
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16Notably dark in colour. The fruit is sweeter, denser and more cassis-like on the nose than Langoa. Powdery-fine tannins and less rich on the palate than the nose presaged. Finishes dry and a little austere for now. (JH)Author: Julia Harding MW
Wine Advocate | Rating: 92Typically extracted and powerful (which is atypical in a vintage such as 2008), this offering may lack charm, but it is |locked and loaded| with plenty of background oak, huge black cherry and black currant fruit, medium to full body and a boatload of tannin. Forget it for 8-10 years and drink it over the following three decades.Author: Robert Parker
Self | Rating: 91Nice nose with butterscotch notes, smooth and pleasant. A favorite at my group's recent blind tasting.Author: Jeffrey M989
Anonymous | Rating: 19Sehr dunkles, sattes Granat mit violettem Schimmer. K”nigliches, tiefes Bouquet von Trffel, Brombeeren, Cassis und dunklen Edelh”lzern, pfeffrig. Im Gaumen perfekt, gross und erhaben, in Kraft und Aromatik einem Pauillac „hnlich, kr„ftige Adstringenz mit einer Garantie fr 50 Jahre Genuss - am besten erst ab 2010. Ein grosser Klassiker, der zu den herausragenden Weinen des Jahrgangs geh”rt und mal wieder sensationell gnstig angeboten wird.Drink Dates: 2019-2050Author: Silla
Self | Rating: 91Solid. Probably should've decanted longer. Not as powerful as I'd expect. Full bodied but not terribly complex.Author: Stefan N
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White Bordeaux blends are most commonly composed of and , 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 .
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 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 , , and in and . 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
- 560 bottles owned
- 100 collectors
- Average collector rating: 92
(Out of 100 collectors)