Country: France Region: Bordeaux (Saint Julien)
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot Blend
Vintage: 2015 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.
"A wine that overdelivers in the appellation is the 2015 Château Langoa Barton which is largely Cabernet Sauvignon yet includes 38% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc. Brought up in 60% new oak, it boasts a deep purple color and smokin’ good notes of caramelized cherries, crème de cassis, toasty oak, and graphite. Big, full-bodied, concentrated, and structured, with awesome purity of fruit as well as notable elegance, it needs 3-4 years of bottle age and will keep for two to three decades. Bravo!" 94 points,