Leoville Barton 1998

Current market price:

£830.00 / 12x75cl

Leoville Barton - Château Leoville Barton
  • This opaque purple-colored, muscular, full-bodied, classically made St.-Julien displays impressive concentration, chewy, highly-extracted flavors of black fruits, iron, earth, and spicy wood, and a powerful mouth-feel. A pure, uncompromising, traditionally-styled wine, it is to be admired for its authenticity, class, and quality. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2035. Readers seeking classic, muscular, extremely long-lived Bordeaux should always keep this outstanding classified growth in mind. It continues to sell for a price well below its intrinsic value.

    Robert Parker Jr
    Wine Advocate #134

    91

  • An exemplary wine. Nose is closed but dense tobacco fruit underneath. Silky smooth tannins. Very classy and feminine. Good depth. Dried leaves and herbs. A powerful liquorish finish. Give it a decade. Certainly a step up from previous vintages. Tasted May 2000.

    Neal Martin
    Wine Journal (http://www.erobertparker.com/newsearch/NealMartin_TH.aspx?th=53174&id=2)

    91-93