2008 Chateau Leoville Barton

Category: France SKU: 09602 Size: 750 ml
Brand: Chateau Leoville Barton
Region: Bordeaux - St Julien
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon Style: Red Wine
Ship/Pickup Class: A, L
Ratings: RP 92 WS 91 IWC 90-92
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2008 Chateau Leoville Barton

Reviews

Robert Parker 92 Points

Typically extracted and powerful (which is atypical in a vintage such as 2008), this offering may lack charm, but it is “locked and loaded” with plenty of background oak, huge black cherry and black currant fruit, medium to full body and a boatload of tannin. Forget it for 8-10 years and drink it over the following three decades.

Wine Spectator 91 Points

Alluring, with warm fig sauce, plum and currant paste notes liberally laced with espresso bean and dark roasted vanilla bean notes. Fleshy but focused, with the roasted edge adding definition and length. Drink now through 2019. 16,665 cases made.–JM

International Wine Cellar 90-92 Points

Very deep purple-ruby. Floral aromas of blueberry, blackcurrant and violet. The palate offers lovely balance, with pure black fruit flavors in perfect harmony with fine acids and smooth tannins. Finishes long and pure, with a late mineral surge. Not the last word in concentration but a gorgeous, well-made wine.