2018 Chateau Leoville Barton Saint Julien

$89.95
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Leoville Barton produces structured sturdy wines with backbone and a firm generosity. These wines need some decanting to really open up. “A stunner, showing a great degree of purity, with long flavors of cassis, plum and blackberry preserves, seamlessly integrated with the graphite structure. A very vivid, defined, precise wine.”-WS 
Take this wine seriously in the glass, it is a magnificent work of art with hints of Modernism blended into a Renaissance body.

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Winemaker:
Anthony Barton
Vintage:
2018
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
St. Julien
SKU #:
1039192
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Wine Spectator

A stunner, showing a great degree of purity, with long flavors of cassis, plum and blackberry preserves, seamlessly integrated with the graphite structure. A very vivid, defined, precise wine.

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Wine Enthusiast

This wine is well integrated in fine tannins and beautiful black fruits that show great promise for aging. It has a timeless, classic character that has all the freshness of the vintage, as well as the elegant personality of the fine terroir.

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James Suckling

This is very structured and powerful with lots of blueberry and blackcurrant character. Full-bodied and muscular with so much intensity and density. Extremely muscular. Yet, it’s agile.

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Wine Advocate

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 Léoville Barton simply sings of crushed black cherries, blackcurrant cordial and wild blueberries with touches of violets, dark chocolate, allspice and cardamom with a waft of stewed tea. Full-bodied, rich and decadently fruited in the mouth, the generous fruit has a solid structure of firm, ripe, grainy tannins and oodles of freshness, finishing long and layered.