2016 Chateau Leoville Barton, Saint-Julien, Bordeaux

2016 Chateau Leoville Barton, Saint-Julien, Bordeaux

2016 Chateau Leoville Barton, Saint-Julien, Bordeaux

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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.

Enjoy!

MP

A Rare Trophy Opportunity

By David Gettenberg

97

"Both regal and rambunctious, this is St.-Julien to a T."

Wine Spectator • 97/100

"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. "

97

"Super powerful and long, linear core with plenty of fruit."

James Suckling • 97/100

"Terrific intensity of dark berries, almost peppery blackcurrants and violets with attractive and integrated, spicy oak and an earthy edge. The palate has a super powerful and long, linear core with plenty of fruit flesh strapped in tight for a long and thrilling ride into the finish. A blend of 86 per cent cabernet and 14 per cent merlot."

96+

"Old-school, classic Léoville Barton."

Jeb Dunnuck • 96+/100

""Deep purple-colored and a classic Saint-Julien with its pure crème de cassis, graphite, liquid rock, and essence of lead pencil shavings, the 2016 Château Léoville Barton is full-bodied, concentrated, and backward, with bright acidity and ripe yet certainly present and building tannins. This old-school, classic Léoville Barton has a fine thread of acidity keeping the wine focused and fresh. It’s a beauty, but mostly potential at this point, although it does have beautiful fruit. Savvy readers will hide bottles at the back of their cellar, and I wouldn’t start to think about opening bottles for a least a decade. It’s going to be incredibly long-lived. The blend of the 2016 is 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot, brought up in 60% new French oak."

96

"Flagship wine benefits hugely from the age of the vines."

Wine Enthusiast • 96/100

"Cellar Selection"

"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. It will age well and is likely to be ready to drink from 2026.

Producer: Leoville Barton

Country: France

Region: Bordeaux

Subregion: Saint-Julien

Varietal: Cabernet Blend

Vintage: 2016

Size: 750ml

Code: W7910-1