Wine Spectator 94
WS TOP 100 2006
"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. Best after 2015. 18,750 cases made."
Robert Parker 91+
"Not surprisingly, this wine is closed, masculine, but super-rich, with a denser, more complete and full-bodied style than its sibling, Langoa Barton. Some toasty vanillin is apparent in the black currant aromas intermixed with tobacco leaf, cedar, and spice box. The wine is full-bodied and has a boatload of tannin, not unusual for this estate, as well as an impressively pure, long finish. Everything is here, but this wine, made with uncompromising vision, is meant to be cellared for an exceptionally long period of time. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2035."
Leoville BartonView all from Leoville Barton
The 50 hectares of Léoville and the 17 hectares of Langoa planted in a gravelly soil on a clay subsoil, include a high proportion of old vines in order to obtain the best quality possible. The distribution of the grape varieties is 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc for Léoville Barton, while the Langoa Barton terroir is distributed between 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc. Both properties benefit from the same vinification methods.