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2016 Château Léoville Barton

St-Julien, 2me cru classé
(OWC)

This is a Bordeaux future; earliest anticipated arrival is Fall 2019. help
 
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PRICE:
$754.00 per Imperial (6L)

SIZE:
6L imp

AVAILABLE:
2 Imperials (6L)

 

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TASTING NOTES

"This packs some serious punch and drive, with a terrific core of blueberry, açai and plum reduction notes, backed by waves of graphite and roasted apple wood. Has the pleasantly chewy feel typical of St.-Julien, along with an extra-racy graphite edge." Wine Spectator
(WS, 04/06/2017)

Rating: 96-99


"Straight, remarkable balance on the acidity, little racy notes on the nose, between cedar and Havana typical of the Léoville. It could gain an extra half mark after bottling if the wood blends in harmoniously. It deserves it." Michel Bettane/Thierry Desseauve, The World of Fine Wine, Issue 56
(WFW, 04/01/2017)

Rating: 96-97


"Tight and chewy with a solid tannin structure and depth of fruit. Full body and lots of depth and texture. A Barton with lots happening already. Develops beautifully on the palate. Should be better than the 2015." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 04/04/2017)

Rating: 95-96


"The 2016 Léoville-Barton is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot picked from 29 September until 13 October, matured in 60% new oak and delivering 13% alcohol. It has a more intense bouquet compared to the Langoa-Barton, plenty of intense blackberry and raspberry fruit, minerals, cedar and a hint of licorice. The palate is a little chewy on the entry with good grip in the mouth. This demonstrates the backbone of the finish, just the right amount of spiciness with excellent salinity on the long finish. It is not a once-in-a-lifetime Léoville Barton, but (as usual) it just seems to do everything right. Maybe it's not quite up there with the stellar 2015 Léoville Barton, which I re-tasted at the time, but it is not far off." Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #230
(WA, 04/28/2017)

Rating: 93-95
Drink from: 2026-2055


"The 2016 Léoville-Barton is superb. Precision, nuance and delineation are the signatures in a wine that speaks to class above all else. Eloquent and nuanced to the core, the 2016 is simply magnificent. There is a fair bit of tannin, but the grain is very, very fine. The 2016 is not a huge Léoville-Barton, but it is a wine of nobility and pedigree. Tasted two times." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 04/01/2017)

Rating: 93-96


"Dark blackish purple. Less obviously aromatic than Langoa. Tea-leaf notes. Round texture with gloriously ripe tannins. Really a standout Barton. So unusually supple! Yet with masses of tannins underneath. This will surely be one of the vintage's longer-living wines. Glorious texture and flavour. Utterly minerally dry, but not drying. Very good freshness – much fresher than many of its peers. Real energy." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 04/18/2017)

Rating: 18
Drink from: 2027-2047


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