Château Léoville Barton 1996 fine wine from Bordeaux
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Château Léoville Barton 1996

SKU:1024/96 Bordeaux - Saint-Julien - Red - 12.5° - More Info
  • Parker/WA : 93
  • J. Robinson : 16,5

In 1826, Hugh Barton, already proprietor of Château Langoa, purchased part of the big Léoville estate. His part then became known as Léoville Barton. Six generations of Bartons have since followed, and continued to preserve the quality of the wine, classified a 2nd growth in 1855. Ronald Barton inherited the property in 1927. He in turn donated it to his nephew Anthony in 1983. Today the vineyards are jointly owned by Anthony Barton, his daughter Lilian Barton-Sartorius and her children Melanie and Damien, thus making eight generations of Barton family at Léoville Barton. Traditional methods of wine making are maintened to produce a typical Saint-Julien of elegance and distinction

Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 1996 Leoville Barton appears more youthful than the 1996 Langoa Barton in the glass with a healthy deep garnet core. The aromatics unfurl gracefully in the glass revealing briary, wild hedgerow, black truffle and sandalwood scents -- firmly in secondary aroma stage but with appreciable presence and intensity. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin that form its firm and classic structure, spice, white pepper and cloves infusing the slightly animally red berry fruit. This is an adorable Léoville Barton that is occupying a very happy place at the moment -- superb precision, old school claret at its best. Decant for an hour no more, then enjoy. Tasted July 2016.

Alcohol 12.5°
Grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc
J. Robinson 16,5
R. Gabriel 19
Parker/WA 93
Wine Spectator 91
Meadow 91
Allergens Contains sulphites
Producer/Bottled by CHATEAUX LANGOA ET LEOVILLE BARTON 33250 ST JULIEN BEYCHEVELLE FRANCE
Appellation Saint-Julien
Classification 2e cru classe
Color Red
Availability In stock
Kosher No
Country France
Producer Château Léoville Barton
Wine certification AOC
Area Bordeaux
Vineyard Medoc
€1,170.00
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