Wine Spectator 97
Top 100 of 2019 Rank #1
This is so vivid as it brims with pastis-soaked plum, blackberry, black currant and blueberry paste flavors, all carried by a perfectly integrated brambly spine. Tar and ganache notes give the finish an extra kick while everything stays within the mouthwatering roasted apple wood frame. Both regal and rambunctious, this is St.-Julien to a T. Best from 2025 through 2040.James Molesworth.
James Suckling 97
Terrific intensity of dark berries, almost peppery blackcurrants and violets with attractive and integrated, spicy oak and an earthy edge. The palate has a super powerful and long, linear core with plenty of fruit flesh strapped in tight for a long and thrilling ride into the finish. A blend of 86 per cent cabernet and 14 per cent merlot.
by James Suckling, JS, 2019.
Robert Parker 95+
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Leoville Barton delivers a superstar nose of crme de cassis, plum preserves and blueberry compote with suggestions of fragrant earth, unsmoked cigars, licorice and cedar chest. Medium to full-bodied, rich and seductive with firm yet velvety tannins, it has a decadently rich finish.
by Robert Parker, LP, 2018.
Wine Enthusiast 96
The Barton family's flagship wine benefits hugely from the age of the vines. This wine is ripe and concentrated, rich in tannins but with the wonderful black fruits that can be conjured from this vineyard.
by Wine Enthusiast, RV, 2019.
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.