Country: France Region: Bordeaux (Saint Julien)
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot Blend
Vintage: 2011 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Chateau Langoa-Barton
Anthony Barton has lived in Bordeaux for 55 years, but he is no Frenchman. Indeed, he is an Irish country gentleman transplanted to St Julien in the Médoc, where for over 20 years he has owned and run Châteaux Léoville-Barton and its neighbour Langoa-Barton. Barton has never had time for the greed that characterises so much of the Bordeaux scene, so his wines have always offered exceptional value. We are delighted to offer the Châteaux Léoville and Langoa-Barton as well as the Reserve de Leoville Barton the second wine from both Châteaux.
Ageing Potential: 15 + Years
When to drink: 2015 to 2034
Gilbert & Gaillard
Intense garnet-red. Nose of plum jam. The attack is driven by fruit flesh, closely-integrated tannins and a long-lasting, persistent finish. Focus is on fruit. Already charming now.
Food Matches: Red Meat / Beef / Lamb / Veal