2014 Saint-Julien from Bordeaux
Even though the 2014 Léoville Barton is, at first, restrained on the nose, its aromatic richness is revealed after swirling. Red rose petals (a subtle and elegant aspect of the wine) fragrances and fleshy black fruit notes are given off on a sensation of freshness. This Saint-Julien palate offers an ample structure on thick, elegant tannins with well-proportioned sap. It is a classic Léoville Barton, although this year it is slightly more powerful than usual. It is a great wine.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The Château Léoville-Barton 2014 is a blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc picked between 25 September and 8 October and matured in 60% new oak. This is clearly richer and more opulent than the Langoa Barton with small dark cherries, a touch of boysenberry and cedar, more immediate than its little sister. The palate is sweet and sappy in the mouth with concentrated black fruit, hints of liquorice coming through on the finish that fans out with a bit of brio. It does not quite possess the clinical precision of Léoville Las-Cases, but there is certainly a lot of substance and length here. Lilian Barton can rightly be proud of this. Tasted on three occasions.
|Grape varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc|
|Producer/Bottled by||CHATEAUX LANGOA ET LEOVILLE BARTON 33250 ST JULIEN BEYCHEVELLE FRANCE|
|Classification||2e cru classe|
|Producer||Château Léoville Barton|
- R. Gabriel : 19
- J. Robinson : 17,5
- Vineyard : Medoc
- Wine Spectator : 94
- Country : France
- Grape varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc