Country: France Region: Bordeaux (St. Julien)
Varietal: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Vintage: 2016 Colour: Red Style: Medium Body, Dry
Producer: Chateau Langoa-Barton
Drink: 2022 - 2035
Chateau Langoa-Barton was bought by Hugh Barton in 1821. This was some 30 years before the classification of 1855 and Hugh was not to know that Langoa would be classified as a 3rd growth. It was perhaps the architecture and the beautiful facade that attracted him. Since the property has remained in the family and is currently reaching the 8th generation.
The vineyards are situated at the southern end of the appellation Saint Julien and the style of the wine is best described as typical Saint Julien. This means a wine of great elegance and finesse with subtle flavours.
Gilbert & Gaillard
Deeply-coloured with evolved highlights. Mature nose with jammy aromas opening up to notes of autumnal undergrowth. More of the same aromatic presence on the palate which is full, melted, lingering and fresh, punctuated by a mineral note of graphite
Already the velvet texture is broadening out to give a wine that shows solid fruits, bright and sweet, never heavy, but with plenty of ripeness and polish. Inside this suave character, there is a core of tight tannins, promising medium-term aging.
Food Matches: Beef, Steak, Duck