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2009 Château Léoville Barton

abv 12.5%
  • 93 WA
  • 95 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • 16 JR
  • 96 JS
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52976-2009

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  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Bright purple. Rich, chocolatey nose with lots of toasty oak. Modern, stylish, well sculpted. But is it all mouth and no trousers? It does seem to fade somewhat on the palate, and has a bitterness that detracts from the quality somewhat. (RH)
    Author: Richard Hemming
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Bright ruby-red. Red- and blackcurrant, licorice, chocolate mint and sexy oak tones on the nose. Dense, solidly built and youthfully backward, with strong acidity and a medicinal quality leavening the sweetness of this plush, seamless wine. Most impressive today on the very long finish, which features a firm spine of dusty tannins, hints of cedary oak and dark chocolate, and lovely lift. Should evolve positively over the next two decades.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2012
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    Head and shoulders above its stablemate, Langoa Barton, proprietor Anthony Barton's 2009 Leoville Barton is another massive, excruciatingly rich, tannic, potentially long-aged wine. Meant for consumers with old fashioned tastes, it boasts a dense opaque purple color as well as a bouquet of licorice, forest floor, unsmoked cigar tobacco and a hint of earth. The wine reveals tremendous denseness and richness, a broad, savory mouthfeel and elevated tannins in the finish. However, there is a sweetness to the tannins and no trace of bitterness and astringency, always a sign of a top vintage as well as fully mature grapes. Still a monolithic baby, this 2009 should be forgotten for at least a decade, and consumed over the next 30-50 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    This is powerful Cabernet, with gutsy weight, but polished feel to the fresh plum, warm blackberry sauce, bittersweet ganache and roasted apple wood notes. Long and tarry through the finish, but still invigorating despite its heft. Will need some time to round fully into form.
    Author: James Molesworth
  • | Rating: 96

    Very floral, with fresh mushrooms and currants on the nose. Full body, with powerful tannins, yet polished and refined. Lovely length. Vibrant acidity. Well structured. Try after 2018.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: winecellar
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Excellent wine, almost perfect balance and a very long life ahead. Structure, body, smoothness, everything is present.
    Drink Dates: 2020-2040
    Author: Ilya S
  • Self | Rating:

    This wine's opulent nose of big, black fruit entices one to try and quaff this beautiful, mouthfilling wine tasting of black currant, vanilla, blueberry pie, graphite, and mint. A fantastic minerality binds the flavors together into a coherent whole - and this wine is still a baby. Beautiful. Resist the urge to quaff - this is a wine to savor. Just be sure to save some in the cellar for the future!
    Author: Kottabos
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.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1101 bottles owned
  • 139 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 139 collectors)