Aromas of pure blackberries and violets follow through to a full body, with super velvety tannins and a delicious balance of sweet fruit, light vanilla and nuts. Really savory and beautiful. Superb wine. I like this better than 2009.”
~ James Suckling
Colour: Deep garnet
Aroma: Eludes a warm, perfumed atmosphere reminiscent of linden blossom and bluebells.
Palate: It’s just like biting into a fresh grape. This is a robust wine with deep, long flavors. There is nothing aggressive here, the silky, elegant, ever accessible tannins roll like marbles around the palate. Anticipated maturity: 2018 through 2038.
Grape Varieties: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc.
Awards: 100pts Wine Enthusiast, 97pts James Suckling, 97pts Decanter, 96pts – Wine Spectator; 91pts – 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.