Chateau Leoville Barton 2016
Differential taxation according to § 25a *
- Parker: 97/100
- James Suckling: 97/100
- Wine Enthusiast: 96/100
- Falstaff: 96/100
- Jeff Leve: 96/100
Wine Advocate Parker:
A brilliant young wine, the 2016 Léoville Barton unwinds in the glass with aromas of cassis, dark berries and cigar box mingled with subtle hints of loamy soil. Medium to full-bodied, deep and concentrated, it's seamless and exquisitely balanced, with beautifully refined tannins, bright acids and a long, penetrating finish. Its structural refinement is such that it's far from forbidding to open right now, yet patience will be richly rewarded.
Terrific intensity of dark berries, almost peppery blackcurrants and violets with attractive and integrated, spicy oak and an earthy edge. The palate has a super powerful and long, linear core with plenty of fruit flesh strapped in tight for a long and thrilling ride into the finish. A blend of 86 per cent cabernet and 14 per cent merlot.
Deep purple-colored and a classic Saint-Julien with its pure crème de cassis, graphite, liquid rock, and essence of lead pencil shavings, the 2016 Château Léoville Barton is full-bodied, concentrated, and backward, with bright acidity and ripe yet certainly present and building tannins. This old-school, classic Léoville Barton has a fine thread of acidity keeping the wine focused and fresh. It’s a beauty, but mostly potential at this point, although it does have beautiful fruit. Savvy readers will hide bottles at the back of their cellar, and I wouldn’t start to think about opening bottles for a least a decade. It’s going to be incredibly long-lived. The blend of the 2016 is 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot, brought up in 60% new French oak.
Shipping costs within Germany
Standard delivery: 6,90 €.
Delivery time: 2-4 working days.
Special feature: From an order value of 150 € no shipping costs will be charged.
Shipping costs within the EU
Standard delivery: 19,90 €
Delivery time: 5-7 working days.
Shipping costs outside the EU
Standard delivery: 34,90 €
Info: Shipping time and costs can vary regarding transport insurance and customs documents.
*All prices for a box up to 12 bottles