Here’s a rock-steady buy in St. Julien that Bordeaux connoisseurs have loved for decades! Especially Bob Parker, who lost his marbles over this one, calling it “one of the spectacular wines of the vintage... a classic, powerful Bordeaux made with no compromise... A superstar of the vintage... massive extraction and concentration... beautiful purity, symmetry, and huge finish of nearly a minute make this one of the all-time great classics from Leoville Barton.”
PRE-ARRIVAL; WINE ARRIVES JANUARY 2019.
The final blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Merlot has resulted in a wine of great power, stature, gravitas and density. The wine has a black purple color and a brilliant nose of scorched earth, creme de cassis, espresso roast, blackberries, truffles and licorice. Full-bodied, extremely powerful, yet with abundant sweet tannin, this stunning effort should prove sensational if given 7-10 years of cellaring. It should also last for 30-40 years