Chateau Leoville Barton Saint Julien Deuxieme Cru – 2008

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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

Vinous
Tasted: 02/01/2018
Drink: 2022-2045
Author: Neal Martin


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Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/05/2011
Drink: 2019-2049


Typically extracted and powerful (which is atypical in a vintage such as 2008), this offering may lack charm, but it is "locked and loaded" with plenty of background oak, huge black cherry and black currant fruit, medium to full body and a boatload of tannin. Forget it for 8-10 years and drink it over the following three decades.


Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/04/2009
Drink: 2020-2050


Another blockbuster, long-term wine from proprietor Anthony Barton, this 2008 is among the biggest, most back-strapping efforts of the vintage. As with many vintages of Leoville Barton, it is best forgotten for another decade. An inky/purple color is followed by notes of forest floor, camphor, red and black fruits, and a hint of wood. This brawny, masculine-styled St.-Julien...

...possesses huge body, massive concentration, and mouth-searing levels of tannin. However, the tannins are much sweeter than the 2005's were at the same stage, so that should not be an issue as long as potential purchasers exercise patience. This impressively pure, classic Bordeaux should be at its finest between 2020-2050.



JancisRobinson.com
Tasted: 19/01/2012
Drink: 2018-2030


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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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    Trade Summary (Bids and Offers)

    Case size Tax status bid offer Recent
    12x75cl DP £ 600
    12x75cl IB £ 610 £ 610
    6x150cl DP £ 720
    6x150cl IB £ 575
    6x75cl DP £ 285 £ 350 £ 330

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    Bid 6x150cl 1 £ 575
    Bid 12x75cl 1 £ 610
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