Chateau Leoville Barton Saint Julien Deuxieme Cru – 2001

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Chateau Leoville Barton




Bordeaux Blend Red



Chateau Leoville Barton


Chateau Leoville Barton






Deuxieme Cru

Cuvee Bottling


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Tasting notes

Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/06/2004
Drink: 2008-2020

Consistent from bottle (I tasted it three times), this is an outstanding offering, although not quite at the prodigious level of the 2000. Civilized and approachable for a young Leoville-Barton, it exhibits a saturated plum/purple color along with classic Bordelais aromas of damp earth, creme de cassis, smoke, vanillin, and tobacco. Medium to full-bodied and rich, with high but well-integrated tannin, and a long, 40+ second finish, it should turn out to be a brilliant effort, and one of the stars of the Medoc. However, patience is essential. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2020.

Tasted: 05/01/2004
Author: Stephen Tanzer

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Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/04/2003
Drink: 2010-2025

I had variable tastings on the 2001 Leoville Barton, something I noticed in 2002 as well as 2003. This big, full-bodied, backward, concentrated offering displays a certain angularity and austerity. Although full-bodied, deep, chewy, tannic, and concentrated, it is also somewhat astringent and firm. If it all comes together, this will be a long-lived classic not too far off the pace of the majestic 2000. That looks like something of a gamble at this point, but this is an uncompromising, traditionally made wine that needs time. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2025.
Tasted: 01/03/2012
Drink: 2018-2032

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Area under vines: 50 hectares
Soils: gravel on clayey subsoil
Average age of the vines: 30 years
Production: 200,000 bottles a year
Ageing: in 60% new oak barrels for 24 months
Grape varieties:
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 74%
  • Merlot 23%
  • Cabernet Franc 3%

Second wine: Reserve de Leoville Barton
  • Grape varieties:
    • Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Merlot

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    Château Léoville Barton, Saint Julien Beychevelle, Gironde, France

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