ready-keep2006 Ch. Léoville-Barton, St Julien

Product: 65729B
  • The Wine Advocate
  • Robert Parker
  • Ready, but will keep


A huge wine. The stunningly complex and perfumed nose has a aromas of pure berry fruit, mocha, spice and reviving minerality, combined with the richness evident in the Langoa. The palate is at the same time exuberantly rich and enticing as well as being demurely delicate and fresh with an astoundingly long length. The great structure implies that this will require some patience. This is a superbly sexy Leoville Barton that has a certain "wow" factor and is a cellar must-have.

This is a powerful brooding Léoville-Barton. As classy as ever, it has lots of everything - fruit, tannins and acidity - all in perfect balance. There is an exciting mineral tension to the taut, concentrated wild blackberry and cedar flavours, reflecting both the elegant, classic character of 2006 as well as St Julien's inimitable style. Another very good result for the Barton clan.
{region}St Julien {region}
{maturity-text}Ready, but will keep{maturity-text}
[]The Wine Advocate:: 92/100   
[]Robert Parker:: 91/100   
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Bottle Price 75cl $815.00