Château Léoville Barton 2011
• Domaine: Château Léoville Barton
• Appellation (AOC): Saint-Julien
• Classification: Second Growth, 2ème Grand Cru Classé in 1855, Bordeaux
• Origin: Left Bank, Bordeaux, France
• Importer: Laguna Cellar
"Leoville Barton's 2011 is head and shoulders above its sister offering, Langoa Barton. Although not as backward as I expected given the general style that emerges from Anthony Barton's beloved St.-Julien estate, this wine will need time in the bottle once it is released in several years. An opaque purple color is followed by aromas of damp earth, underbrush, black currants, cedar and hints of vanillin and incense. Medium to full-bodied and moderately tannic with good acidity as well as excellent delineation and purity, it should be forgotten for 4-5 years, and drunk over the following two decades." - Robert Parker Jr, The Wine Advocate (4/25/12, Issue 200), Ratings: 90-92, Drink: 2016-2036
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