Château Langoa Barton 2009
• Domaine: Château Langoa Barton
• A.O.C.: Saint-Julien
• Classification: Third Growth, 3ème Grand Cru Classé in 1855
As a result of the ownership by the Barton family, Leoville Barton and Langoa Barton are forever intertwined. They even share the same facility where the vinification of these two famed wines take place, only to yield distinctly different wines.
"Backward, tannic and beefy, this youthful but formidable 2009 Langoa Barton exhibits a dense ruby/purple color as well as lots of damp earth, underbrush and black currant aromas and flavors, medium to full body, lively acids and, not surprisingly, massive tannins (a characteristic of all the Barton wines). The overall impression is somewhat incongruous, having a certain precociousness in the aromatics, but then clamping down on the taster in the mouth. I recommend waiting 5-7 years before opening a bottle. It should drink well over the following 20-25 years." - Robert Parker Jr., The Wine Advocate (12/22/2011, Issue 199), Ratings: 90+, Drink: 2017-2042