Chateau Leoville Barton Saint Julien Deuxieme Cru – 2006

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  •  France > Bordeaux > Médoc

Wine Information

Region

France > Bordeaux > Médoc

Producer

Chateau Leoville Barton

Type

Red

Grape

Bordeaux Blend Red

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Vineyard

Chateau Leoville Barton

Producer

Chateau Leoville Barton

Appellation

Saint-Julien

Designation

AOP

Classification

Deuxieme Cru

Cuvee Bottling


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Tasting notes

Robert Parker
Tasted: 28/09/2017
Drink: 2025-2045


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. Tasted January 2016.


Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/02/2009
Drink: 2020-2035


Not surprisingly, this wine is closed, masculine, but super-rich, with a denser, more complete and full-bodied style than its sibling, Langoa Barton. Some toasty vanillin is apparent in the black currant aromas intermixed with tobacco leaf, cedar, and spice box. The wine is full-bodied and has a boatload of tannin, not unusual for this estate, as well as an impressively pure, long finish. Everything is here, but this wine, made with uncompromising vision, is meant to be cellared for an exceptionally long period of time. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2035.


Vinous
Tasted: 05/01/2009
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Author: Stephen Tanzer


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Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/04/2007
Drink: 2016-2035


This classically made, dense purple-hued wine exhibits enormous potential, but currently it is forebodingly backward, dense, and broad. Once again, proprietor Anthony Barton delivers a wine with superb concentration, a classic style, and the possibility of three decades or more of ageability. Like most of the finest Leoville Bartons, considerable patience will be required. The 2006 will need 8-10 years of cellaring, and may even rival the 2005. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035.


JancisRobinson.com
Tasted: 22/04/2016
Drink: 2018-2035


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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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    Chateau Leoville Barton

    Address

    Château Léoville Barton, Saint Julien Beychevelle, Gironde, France

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    Case size Tax status bid offer Recent
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    6x75cl DP £ 300
    6x75cl IB £ 310 £ 300

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