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Chateau Leoville Barton

Chateau Leoville Barton 2006

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Description

Chateau Leoville Barton, 2eme Grand Cru Classé, St Julien, Bordeaux, France, 2006

Grapes: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot & 2% Cabernet Franc, 50ha vineyard on gravel over clay soil, hand harvested, aged 16-18 months in French oak barrels (60% new)

The wines at Leoville Barton are built to last and have a reputation for a very long ageing potential which is needed to show off their full character and superb quality.

Chateau Tasting Note:

The impression of severity given by this vintage is in fact only the consequence of its youth, the constituent elements not being completely melted for the moment. But the silhouette that emerges shows a rich complexity, with its aromas of stone, cherry, highlighted by barely present touches of wood. On the palate, density and depth represent the major features of a whole ending on solid tannins with a liquorice character.

Critics' Tasting Notes:

"Right at the top of its form, this 2006 is one of the finest wines to come out of the vintage. The wine is structured and dense, but with such heartwarming ripe fruit that the tannins are almost submerged. There is just a hint of wood, but juicy black currant continues right through to the end. In a year, the fruit will lessen, and long aging begin."

94/100 points, Wine Enthusiast, January 2009

"Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Château Léoville-Barton has a surprisingly rich and opulent bouquet at first, although it calms down with aeration, offering crushed violet and black cherry scents, reminiscent of a fine Margaux. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip in the mouth. Here the class begins to appear with fine balance and poise, but like the Langoa, it lacquers the mouth with tannins and feels very backward, surprising given the vintage. Cellar this for another decade, folks." Drink 2025-2045

92/100 points, Neal Martin, WINE ADVOCATE, May 2016

 

This is part of a private customer’s collection. These wines are in excellent condition. We are acting as an agent in the sale and the price is exclusive of V.A.T. which is not due. Our multibuy discounts do not apply.

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Additional Details

SKU:
BR000175
Closure:
Cork
Size:
75Cl
ABV:
12.5%
Appellation:
Saint Julien
Primary Grape/Blend:
Bordeaux Blend (Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot)
Drink:
Drink Now
Influence of Oak:
High
Vintage:
2006
Country:
France

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