2016 Chateau Leoville Barton Saint Julien PRE-ARRIVAL

$99.95
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Year in and year out, Anthony Barton has delivered one of the single greatest values in all of Bordeaux. Galloni said, The 2016 Léoville-Barton is superb. Precision, nuance and delineation are the signatures in a wine that speaks to class above all else. Eloquent and nuanced to the core, the 2016 is simply magnificent."

NOTE: PRE-ARRIVAL OFFERING; WINE ARRIVES IN FALL 2019; YOUR ORDER IS NOT FINAL UNTIL CONFIRMED BY YOUR WINE SCOUT.

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Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Winemaker:
Anthony Barton
Vintage:
2016
Country of Origin:
France
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
St. Julien
Total Varietal Composition %:
86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot
Alcohol %:
13.0%
Score Wine Advocate:
98
Score Wine Enthusiast:
96
SKU #:
1WLBA16IR3B
WS96-99

Wine Spectator

This packs some serious punch and drive, with a terrific core of blueberry, açai and plum reduction notes, backed by waves of graphite and roasted apple wood. Has the pleasantly chewy feel typical of St.-Julien, along with an extra-racy graphite edge. Score range: 96-99

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Wine Enthusiast

97–99. Barrel Sample. This is a powerful wine, with superb tannins and blackberry fruits. It has a dense texture allied to stylish fruitiness and acidity. The result is a wine with the potential to age over a long period of time, while probably showing well starting in 2028.

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James Suckling

Tight and chewy with a solid tannin structure and depth of fruit. Full body and lots of depth and texture. A Barton with lots happening already. Develops beautifully on the palate. Should be better than the 2015.