2016 Leoville Barton 2nd Cru St Julien

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Price: £375.00 (£465.59 Inc Duty & VAT)
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  • Format : Case of Bottles
  • Status : En Primeur
  • Size : 6/75CL
W J Gardener
W J Gardener
Nickolls And Perks

Tasting Date : 19 April 2017

Nice depth as expected. The nose is elegant and powerful with an undercurrent of complex layered red and black fruits. Hints of Turkish Delight again, the palate is very sexy and polished, the tannins don't appear in the frame for a couple of seconds fixing you into a long, fine-grained spice-filled finish. Super stuff, big longevity as always but this very charming too.

Rating : 95-97/100


James Suckling
James Suckling
The Wine Spectator

Tasting Date : 19 April 2017

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.

Rating : 95-96/100


Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson
Jancisrobinson.com

Tasting Date : 19 April 2017

Dark blackish purple. Less obviously aromatic than Langoa. Tea-leaf notes. Round texture with gloriously ripe tannins. Really a standout Barton. So unusually supple! Yet with masses of tannins underneath. This will surely be one of the vintage's longer-living wines. Glorious texture and flavour. Utterly minerally dry, but not drying. Very good freshness – much fresher than many of its peers. Real energy.

Rating : 18/20


Tasting Date : 19 April 2017

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. There is a fair bit of tannin, but the grain is very, very fine. The 2016 is not a huge Léoville-Barton, but it is a wine of nobility and pedigree. Tasted two times.

Rating : 93-96/100


Neal Martin
Neal Martin
The Wine Advocate

Tasting Date : 01 April 2017

The 2016 Leoville-Barton is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot picked from 29 September until 13 October, matured in 60% new oak and delivering 13% alcohol. It has a more intense bouquet compared to the Langoa-Barton, plenty of intense blackberry and raspberry fruit, minerals, cedar and a hint of licorice. The palate is a little chewy on the entry with good grip in the mouth. This demonstrates the backbone of the finish, just the right amount of spiciness with excellent salinity on the long finish. It is not a once-in-a-lifetime Leoville Barton, but (as usual) it just seems to do everything right. Maybe it's not quite up there with the stellar 2015 Léoville Barton, which I re-tasted at the time, but it is not far off.

Rating : 93-95/100

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