Chateau Leoville Barton is a classic estate on the left bank of Bordeaux in the sub-region of St. Julien. 72% of the wine planted at the vineyard is Cabernet, the backbone behind their powerful, age-worthy Bordeaux blends that are consistently excellent. In tasting the 2010, Robert Parker, Jr. called it, “one of the spectacular wines of the vintage” before taking it a step further with, “The beautiful purity, symmetry, and huge finish of nearly a minute make this one of the all-time great classics from Leoville Barton.”
The 2010 vintage in Bordeaux was one of the best by far of the last three decades. Excellence can be found across the board, but usually it will run you in the thousands. Along with 2009, the 2010 disappeared in record time snatched up all over the world by collectors and Bordeaux enthusiasts. Chateau Leoville Barton’s 2010 is every bit as good as any other estate’s in the vintage, with their own wine deemed perfect by Wine Enthusiast Magazine with a 100-pt score. This is a great opportunity to cellar a perfect wine that will age gracefully for another three decades.
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100 Points (Cellar Selection), Wine Enthusiast
This magnificent, solid wine is initially severe, with its tannins dominating, yet it already reveals a full array of black fruits. Very dense and concentrated, this is a wine that’s even better than the chateau’s legendary 2005. The structure tells of its extraordinary aging potential: Don’t even attempt to drink this for the next 10 years. (02/13)
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