Château Léoville Barton 2015

130.000 JD Sale Save
Château Léoville Barton 2015

Château Léoville Barton 2015

130.000 JD Sale Save
Size 75cl

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Founded in 1826, Château Léoville Barton is a Classified Second Growth run by the tenth generation of the Barton family. Interestingly enough there is no Château at Léoville Barton. Instead, the wines are made at Château Barton, the sister Chateau. Hugh Barton purchased one quarter of the Léoville domain in 1826, which is now known as Léoville, and did not purchase the winemaking facility, as he already had one. The label adorned on the Léoville bottle depicts the majestic Château Barton and the wine is a classic long-lived example of the Saint Julien appellation.

Tasting Notes

The 2015 vintage was highly anticipated due to the rule of fives in Bordeaux which says that all vintages ending in a five are typically good years. Bordeaux was especially excited to see the results of the 2015 vintage after a few rocky years just before. 2015 certainly did not disappoint. The 2015 vintage was compared to past historic 2009 and 2010 vintages for beautiful quality and the ability to age magnificently. The Château Léoville Barton 2015 is a generous and elegant Left Bank Bordeaux with a rich, structured backbone. The palate is dense with notes of black fruit, such as plums, blackberries and bramble leading to flavors of leather, tobacco leaf and cedar. Made of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot and aged in 60% new oak, this wine is long-lived and would do wonderfully in a cellar for about 10 years.

Awards

Robert Parker 95 Points, Wine Enthusiast 97 Points, James Suckling 96 Points

Country: Saint Julien, Bordeaux - France

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon

13%

France, Bordeaux