Country: France Region: Bordeaux (Saint Julien)
Varietal: 73% Cabernet Sauvignon 23% Merlot 4% Cabernet-Franc
Vintage: 2011 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Chateau Leoville-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 Reserve de Leoville Barton the second wine from both Châteaux, along with the Grand Vin from Châteaux Léoville and Langoa-Barton
Ageing Potential: 15 + Years
Jancis Robinson – February 2012 – 15/20 Dark crimson. Smells of chocolate-covered raisins. Pretty light and simple. Drying finish. 2014 to 2019.
La Revue du Vin de France – February 2011 – 15,5/20 Well open, the smell offers a delicious fruit and lot of energy. We find the spirit of the « grand vin » but more accessible and always this power to seduce immediately. Delicate finish.
Food Matches: Red Meat / Beef / Lamb / Veal