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Chateau Leoville Barton St. Julien 2005

$164.99
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$139.99

SKU 3660327010587

750ml

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The soil of St. Julien is ideal for vines, due to its geographic situation and its climate: every element is present to produce wines of exceptional quality and elegance.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation St. Julien
Brand Chateau Leoville Barton
  • we97

Wine EnthusiastPower and elegance merge effortlessly in this superb wine. Its pure black currant fruit is tightly coiled, supported by just the right amount of firm tannins. Great aging potential. A triumph.

Roger Voss, June 1, 2008
  • ws96

Wine SpectatorDelivers breathtaking aromas of blackberry, currant, licorice and flowers. Full-bodied, with a solid core of fruit and supersilky tannins. Dark chocolate, currant, berry and licorice follow through. This is racy and beautiful. Best after 2015.

James Suckling, March 31, 2008
  • wa94

Wine AdvocateAnother prodigious, but brutally tannic, offering from the affable Anthony Barton, the inky/blue/black-hued 2005 Leoville Barton exhibits a sensational perfume of charcoal, burning embers, underbrush, cedar, creme de cassis, and subtle toasty oak. Painfully concentrated (much like the 2000 was at the same stage), with full body, admirable purity, and several boatloads of muscular tannin, this St.-Julien is built for 50-60 years of cellaring. Its purity and precision are typical of today's winemaking, but Barton is certainly not making a wine for near-term gratification. This is another 2005 that will require enormous patience. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2065.

Robert Parker, April 2008