Chateau Leoville Barton 2011
|Marke||Chateau Leoville Barton|
|Region||Bordeaux, St. Julien|
|Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Bordeaux Blend|
Firmly structured, dense and medium-bodied with moderate tannin, this austere and backward yet well-endowed 2011 needs 5-7 years of bottle age. Whether the fruit holds up to the tannic structure remains to be seen, but the dark ruby/purple color, purity and impressive depth as well as concentration augur well for future positive development.
Winespectator / James Suckling (92)
This has some slightly rugged grip, with a prominent charcoal frame. Delivers ample flesh at the core, offering plum cake, currant preserves and smoldering tobacco leaf notes, offset by a tangy hint of anise. Should settle in well enough after modest cellaring.
Rene Gabriel rates this wine 18/20 points.