Chateau Leoville Barton 2008

75cl / 13.5%

Always the epitome of elegance and breed, the wine in 2010 embodies the classical proportions of the vintage with a lovely harmony between fruit, acidity, tannin and alcohol.

A classic, powerful Bordeaux made with no compromise. It is certainly destined for a long life, so put it away for 15 years at least, by which time it will be extremely rewarding.

RM398.00

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Tasting Notes

Colour: Inky purple to the rim
Aroma: A superstar of the vintage, the wine has notes of pen ink and creme de cassis, good acidity, sweet, subtle oak, and massive extraction and concentration.
Palate: Rich, dense and full – The beautiful purity, symmetry, and huge finish of nearly a minute makes this one of the all-time great classics from Leoville Barton. Its huge tannin gives this wine real potential for 30-50 years of longevity. Anticipated maturity: 2028-2065+.
Grape Varieties: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22.5% Merlot, and 0.5% Cabernet Franc
Awards: 97pts – Wine Spectator; 96+pts – Wine Advocate-Parker

History of Château Léoville Barton

A true emblem of the Saint-Julien appellation, Château Léoville Barton represents the quintessence of the Médoc region through wines that shine bright with great consistency and class, guaranteed to satisfy even the most demanding Bordeaux lovers.

This 2nd Grand Cru Classé (Second Classified Growth) of 1855 reflects the passion of the Barton family who have devoted themselves fully to this property, making it one of the flagships of the Left Bank and of the Saint-Julien appellation.

In line with the saying that the greatest terroirs overlook water, Château Léoville Barton presides over a 50 hectare vineyard located in the immediate vicinity of the Gironde River. The vines are planted in a soil of gravelly clay. The grape varieties planted in their vineyard reflect the typical Médoc style with mostly Cabernet Sauvignon (74%), complemented by 23% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc.

Both the Grand Vin (First Wine) of the property, the namesake Château Léoville Barton, and the Second Wine, La Réserve de Léoville Barton, offer one of the best tasting experiences of the Saint-Julien appellation.

Forever demonstrating a level of refinement required of every Grand Cru, the wines of Château Léoville Barton reveal a signature style in the glass: a subtle blend of elegance and perfectly restrained power. Léoville Barton truly represents the nobility of the Medoc wine region in its purest form.

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