Château Léoville Barton 2016 [3 bottle pack]
• Domaine: Château Léoville Barton
• A.O.C.: Saint-Julien
• Classification: Second Growth, 2ème Grand Cru Classé in 1855, Bordeaux
• Alcohol: 13%
This is a vertical selection of 3 vintages of Château Léoville Barton. It contains one bottle each from 2016, 2015, and 2014.
This is a pre-arrival wine in transit from Bordeaux. Customer orders will start shipping out in mid-January 2020. The price of this vertical includes the newly imposed 25% tariffs.
"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Leoville Barton delivers a superstar nose of crème de cassis, plum preserves and blueberry compote with suggestions of fragrant earth, unsmoked cigars, licorice and cedar chest. Medium to full-bodied, rich and seductive with firm yet velvety tannins, it has a decadently rich finish." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (11/30/18, Issue 230), Ratings: 95+, Drink: 2021-2046
"The 2016 Leoville-Barton is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot picked from 29 September until 13 October, matured in 60% new oak and delivering 13% alcohol. It has a more intense bouquet compared to the Langoa-Barton, plenty of intense blackberry and raspberry fruit, minerals, cedar and a hint of licorice. The palate is a little chewy on the entry with good grip in the mouth. This demonstrates the backbone of the finish, just the right amount of spiciness with excellent salinity on the long finish. It is not a once-in-a-lifetime Leoville Barton, but (as usual) it just seems to do everything right. Maybe it's not quite up there with the stellar 2015 Léoville Barton, which I re-tasted at the time, but it is not far off." - Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (4/28/17, Issue 230), Ratings: 93-95, Drink: 2026-2055
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