2008 Château Léoville Barton, 2ème Cru St Julien

Château Léoville Barton, Bordeaux Wine Region, France

Bordeaux blend, Drinking 2022-2040+

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Bottle 75cl

Case of 12 x 75cl £786.96

Tasting Notes

A wine with volume, muscle and dark burly fruit, this is a top grade St Julien which will demand time to unravel fully. The tannins are firm but fine and on the palate the fruit flavours are dark and rich with a dusting of cocoa. Another impressive Barton with excellent length and intensity and the perfect combination of power and grace. Drink 2020-2035

Reviews & Scores

Another blockbuster, long-term wine from proprietor Anthony Barton, this 2008 is among the biggest, most back-strapping efforts of the vintage. As with many vintages of Leoville Barton, it is best forgotten for another decade. An inky/purple color is followed by notes of forest floor, camphor, red and black fruits, and a hint of wood. This brawny, masculine-styled St.-Julien possesses huge body, massive concentration, and mouth-searing levels of tannin. However, the tannins are much sweeter than the 2005's were at the same stage, so that should not be an issue as long as potential purchasers exercise patience. This impressively pure, classic Bordeaux should be at its finest between 2020-2050. - 92-94 points
Robert Parker

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