Chateau Leoville Barton  2008 Front Label
Chateau Leoville Barton  2008 Front Label

Chateau Leoville Barton 2008

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WE 96
Wine Enthusiast
A dense, beautifully structured wine. It shows intense, ripe fruit with balanced acidity. It’s the fine tannins that give it such class, surrounding the fruit, promising long aging. This is a classic for Léoville-Barton. Cellar Selection.
JS 93
James Suckling
What a nose! Chocolate, berry, meat and spice aromas. Full body, with soft and velvety tannins and a long, long finish. This is solid and rich for the vintage. A beauty.
RP 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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.
WS 91
Wine Spectator
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.
CG 91
Connoisseurs' Guide
Very much like its close cousin from Langoa Barton, this a big, beefy, well-extracted wine that comes with no small measure of chalky astringency, but it is deeper in fruit with strong themes of sweet, well-ripened blackcurrants surviving the tannins that presently hold sway. It is not and will not be for some time one that will invite drinking, but it has the look of a classic west-side claret that should shine some ten to twelve years hence. It is a better choice than Langoa Barton.Reviewed: March 2011
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In 1826, Hugh Barton, already proprietor of Chateau Langoa, purchased part of the big Leoville estate. His part then became known as Léoville Barton. Six generations of Bartons have since followed, and continued to preserve the quality of the wine, classified as a Second Growth in 1855.

In 1983, Anthony Barton, the present owner, was given the property by his uncle Ronald Barton who had himself inherited it in 1929. Anthony Barton's daughter Lilian Barton Sartorius now helps her father in managing the estate. Together, they maintain the traditional methods of winemaking, producing a typical Saint-Julien of elegance and distinction. The Château Léoville Barton is the property of the Barton’s family and Lilian Barton Sartorius manages it with her two children, Mélanie and Damien.

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