The 2016 Chateau Leoville Barton, Saint-Julien, Bordeaux was a Merchant's Pick
Wine Spectator's #1 Wine Of The Year
August 13, 2021
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Claiming Wine Spectator's coveted #1 Wine Of The Year, Leoville Barton is an ambassador to the stunning 2016 vintage.
This blockbuster has it all: gorgeous fruit, balanced structure, and elegance that ties it all together.
Here's the highlight real for this sensational red:
"This is so vivid as it brims with pastis-soaked plum, blackberry, black currant and blueberry paste flavors, all carried by a perfectly integrated brambly spine. Tar and ganache notes give the finish an extra kick while everything stays within the mouthwatering roasted apple wood frame. Both regal and rambunctious, this is St.-Julien to a T." Wine Spectator
"The Barton family’s flagship wine benefits hugely from the age of the vines. This wine is ripe and concentrated, rich in tannins but with the wonderful black fruits that can be conjured from this vineyard." Cellar Selection, Wine Enthusiast
"Opulent and vibrant nose, crammed with blackcurrant. Depth, grip and concentration, but balanced and stylish too, with notable freshness." Decanter
Owned by the Barton family since 1862, Chateau Leoville-Barton is from Saint-Julien, a Bordeaux subregion that sits between the Cabernet dominant regions of Pauillac and Margaux.
This delicious wine is a classic Bordeaux blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot and will easily age for 25 years or more.
A Rare Trophy Opportunity