About This Wine...
The Langoa Barton is a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc cropped at 36hl/ha cropped between 12th and 23rd September. It has a very pure lifted bouquet with fine delineation. It is very feminine with hints of blueberry and cassis just in the background, but there is nice minerality coming through. The palate is rounded on the entry with crisp acidity, hints of pain grille inflecting the black fruit with a seam of graphite on the finish. Tasted April 2012.
|Score: 91/93||Neal Martin, RobertParker.com (`), April 2012|
Set to be one of the bargains of the vintage – Anthony Barton’s prices are always reasonable – this is better balanced and far less chunky than the 2010. There’s some grip here all right, but it’s surrounded by flavours of cassis and sweet plums, deftly handled oak and refreshing acidity. 8+ years.
Score: 93Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, April 2012
Anthony Barton has lived in Bordeaux for 55 years, but he is no Frenchman. Indeed, he is an Irish country gentleman transplanted to St Julien in the Médoc, where for over 20 years he has owned and run Châteaux Léoville-Barton and its neighbour Langoa-Barton. Barton has never had time for the greed that characterises so much of the Bordeaux scene, so his wines have always offered exceptional value. We are delighted to offer the Reserve de Leoville Barton the second wine from both Châteaux, along with the Grand Vin from Châteaux Léoville and Langoa-Barton