Château Langoa Barton 2013
• 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.
"The 2013 Langoa Barton has a perfumed bouquet, touches of Asian spice and cedar infusing the black fruit, a touch of cold stone surfacing with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp, minerally red berry fruit, fine tension here with a simple, nicely balanced, fresh cedary finish. It could be described as a "workman-like" Langoa, but in a positive sense of the word. It does its job." - Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (10/28/2016, Issue 227), Ratings: 88
"The wine now in bottle has maintained the lively character found in the barrel tasting. Added to that is a firm structure, with layers of wood and intense acidity. This wine will age over the medium-term, so drink from 2019." - Roger Voss, The Wine Enthusiast (3/2016), Ratings: 92
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