Château Léoville Barton

Château Léoville Barton

Château Léoville Barton is a Saint-Julien estate, one of just fifteen Deuxièmes Crus (Second Growths) in the original 1855 Classification. Along with Château Léoville-Las Cases and Château Léoville-Poyferré, Léoville Barton was once part of the vast Léoville estate. The estate we now know at Léoville Barton was purchased by Hugh Barton in 1826. It is still owned by the Barton family, who were originally an Irish descent. The current owner Anthony Barton began running the estate in 1983, along with its sister property Château Langoa Barton.

Certainly no dinosaur, the Bartons simply uphold certain principles which transformed Bordeaux into the world’s most important fine wine region whilst embracing advances to improve the quality of their already exceptional wines. Rarely green-harvesting and sticking firmly to a classical St-Julien profile of marrying elegance with power, Anthony Barton’s daughter Mélanie describes the property’s philosophy as “never to over-complicate things”.

Viniculture

Planted to 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc, the 51 hectares which constitute Léoville Barton are situated on peyrosols and clay-gravel soils in the increasingly sought-after commune of St-Julien. It was perhaps the Château’s inconsistency in decades gone by that hindered its rise to the forefront of the Bordeaux fine wine scene, but these issues have evaporated after Anthony Barton’s leadership and vintage-after-vintage this historic label is one of the best wines in its class.

Many people don’t know that Léoville Barton actually doesn’t have its own château, and the beautiful façade depicted on its label is actually that of Château Langoa Barton! Léoville Barton's 116 acres (47 ha) of vineyards are located in the central part of the appellation along the Gironde river. The soil composition is mostly gravel with a subsoil of clay. The plantings are 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and 8% Cabernet Franc. 

 

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Leoville Barton 2005 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,505.40
2005

Leoville Barton 2005 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (95-100)

Fantastic aromas of currants, black licorice and berries. Fresh flowers. Light smoke. Big and velvety with loads of fruit. Long. Seems like another 2003; wait and see. Score range: 95-100
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95-100 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,505.40
Leoville Barton 2010 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,571.40
2010

Leoville Barton 2010 (12x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (98)

97-99 A big, solid, wood powered wine. The power is all there, new wood offering an immense structure, while the acidity gives the necessary freshness. A solid wine, very concentrated, with an immensely long future.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 98 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,571.40
Leoville Barton 2014 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €940.20
2014

Leoville Barton 2014 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94)

The 2014 Leoville Barton is one of the must-buys of the vintage. Now in bottle, it has a very pure bouquet that gains intensity in the glass, laden with blackberry and raspberry coulis scents, cold wet stone, a wonderful mineralité that becomes more conspicuous with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with tensile tannin, a fine line of acidity that lends this precision and nervosité. There is class and sophistication in situ, not a powerful Léoville Barton, but beautifully poised. This is just a brilliant forerunner to the 2015 and it should represent great value.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 94 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €940.20
Leoville Barton 2016 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,541.40
2016

Leoville Barton 2016 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (97)

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. Best from 2025 through 2040. Top wine of 2019.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 97 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,541.40
Leoville Barton 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €574.50
2019

Leoville Barton 2019 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (97-99+)

The vivid purple, almost blue-hued 2019 Château Léoville Barton is a Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated wine that includes 16% Merlot. It will spend 18 months in a mix of new and used barrels. Classic Barton notes of cassis, scorched earth, burning embers, new leather, and violets emerge from the glass, and this beauty is full-bodied, massively concentrated, and structured on the palate, yet it has a beautiful elegance as well as a plushness in its texture. Nevertheless, it's not for those seeking instant gratification and is going to need 10-15 years of bottle age to hit maturity. It reminds me of the 1990 and is a great, great wine in the making. If you love Léoville Barton, don't miss this wine!
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97-99+ (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €574.50
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Leoville Barton 2005 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €1,225.00
2005

Leoville Barton 2005 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (95-100)

Fantastic aromas of currants, black licorice and berries. Fresh flowers. Light smoke. Big and velvety with loads of fruit. Long. Seems like another 2003; wait and see. Score range: 95-100
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95-100 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,225.00
Leoville Barton 2010 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €1,280.00
2010

Leoville Barton 2010 (12x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (98)

97-99 A big, solid, wood powered wine. The power is all there, new wood offering an immense structure, while the acidity gives the necessary freshness. A solid wine, very concentrated, with an immensely long future.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 98 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,280.00
Leoville Barton 2014 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €754.00
2014

Leoville Barton 2014 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94)

The 2014 Leoville Barton is one of the must-buys of the vintage. Now in bottle, it has a very pure bouquet that gains intensity in the glass, laden with blackberry and raspberry coulis scents, cold wet stone, a wonderful mineralité that becomes more conspicuous with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with tensile tannin, a fine line of acidity that lends this precision and nervosité. There is class and sophistication in situ, not a powerful Léoville Barton, but beautifully poised. This is just a brilliant forerunner to the 2015 and it should represent great value.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 94 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €754.00
Leoville Barton 2016 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €1,255.00
2016

Leoville Barton 2016 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (97)

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. Best from 2025 through 2040. Top wine of 2019.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 97 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,255.00
Leoville Barton 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €464.00
2019

Leoville Barton 2019 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (97-99+)

The vivid purple, almost blue-hued 2019 Château Léoville Barton is a Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated wine that includes 16% Merlot. It will spend 18 months in a mix of new and used barrels. Classic Barton notes of cassis, scorched earth, burning embers, new leather, and violets emerge from the glass, and this beauty is full-bodied, massively concentrated, and structured on the palate, yet it has a beautiful elegance as well as a plushness in its texture. Nevertheless, it's not for those seeking instant gratification and is going to need 10-15 years of bottle age to hit maturity. It reminds me of the 1990 and is a great, great wine in the making. If you love Léoville Barton, don't miss this wine!
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97-99+ (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: €464.00

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