2012 Leoville Barton

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-JULIEN
  • 92 WA
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52976-2012-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    Dark ruby. Delicately smoky nuances complement dark plum and fresh blackcurrant on the subdued nose. Lively flavors of red cherry, violet, minerals and bitter chocolate show less fat but more cut than those of the Langoa Barton, with a slightly edgy quality to the wine's acidity. The moderately long finish comes across as a little tart today. I did not find the usual ripeness of Leoville Barton.
    Author: Ian D'Agata
    Issue: May/June 2013
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    Dense ruby/purple, with cassis licorice and forest floors notes in the aromatics, Leoville-Barton's 2012 is a relatively big, rich, masculine style of wine. This full-bodied wine needs 5-8 years of cellaring and should evolve easily for 25-30 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • 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

    • 105 bottles owned
    • 16 collectors