Château Leoville Barton 2011 2eme Cru St Julien

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2011 is a classic Leoville! Once again one of the star performers of the vintage. This Chateau is always one of the best selling wines, due to its consistent high quality and also its long standing commitment by the Barton family to maintain a sensible pricing policy.
Type:
Vintage:
2011
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
Genre:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
13%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Saint Julien
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink from 2018 through to 2030
Closure Type:
Cork
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£70.00
 

Château Langoa & Leoville Barton

The history of Léoville-Barton and Langoa is closely connected, as there is no Château Léoville-Barton, but only a vineyard – the wine of Château Léoville-Barton is made in Château Langoa Barton - yet it is Château Léoville-Barton which is a Deuxieme Grand Cru Classé. Built in 1758, Château Langoa is the archetype of the 18th century bordelaise style with harmonious proportions. Hugh Barton, whose family came from Ireland in the eighteen century, bought the Château Langoa in 1821. The Château is surrounded by a park planted mostly with oak trees and a garden combining the orderly French style with a more informal English touch. The Bartons have managed to preserve their inheritance for more than two centuries. From one generation to another the wines produced by the two properties have maintained the quality of their classification, offering wines at the very top of their appellation. Châteaux Langoa and Léoville-Barton are in the very heart of the appellation of St Julien, about two kilometres south of Châteaux Latour. It is ideal for vines, due to its geographic situation and its climate; every element is present to produce wines of exceptional quality and elegance.

Tasting Notes

Big and brooding with dark fruits dominant, beautifully structured with fine tannins and great depth.

Food Matches

Enjoy with a classic beef wellington.

Vinification

N/A

Press Comments

Neal Martin 93-95 - "The Leoville Barton has a very elegant bouquet that takes time to unfurl. There are lovely notes of blackberry, dark plum and a touch of graphite. It unfurls beautifully if you lend it five minutes. The palate is very well balanced with fine tannins, good substance, very elegant and refined with a natural, slightly earthy finish that is long in the mouth. Superb persistency – this is one of the top Saint Julien wines." Tasted April 2012.