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2019 Leoville Barton

By Chateau Leoville Barton

2019 Leoville Barton from Chateau Leoville Barton, St-Julien, Bordeaux

In the stellar constellation of Bordeaux's grand terroirs, the 2019 Leoville Barton from Chateau Leoville Barton exemplifies the potent combination of continuity and evolution in winemaking. This vintage firmly anchors itself in the estate’s storied tapestry while taking flight with its own singular brilliance.

 

Exquisite Craftsmanship

Amidst the ebbs and flows of climatic challenges, 2019 unfurled an exceptional narrative for Bordeaux. The measured interplay of sunshine and necessary rain endowed St-Julien with grapes that have been coaxed into impeccable balance. The conscientious cultivation characteristic of Chateau Leoville Barton ensures each berry carries the estate’s signature – resolute structure steeped in grace.

 

A Vintage of Elegance and Power

The 2019 vintage unfurls in the glass with a majestic bouquet; violets and blackcurrants weave around a frame built on cedar and subtle spice—a foretaste of the symphony to come. On the palate, this wine doesn't just sing; it orates. Precision-honed tannins lay the foundation for a core of blackberry, cassis, and a fresh, almost crystalline minerality that bespeaks of St-Julien’s noble soil. There's a tenacity here—dark fruit and earthy undertones linger in an expansive finish that promises longevity and remarkable development.

For the astute collector or investor, such poise entertwines seamlessly with the robust demand for Bordeaux's finest offerings. The 2019 Leoville Barton strikes a chord for its investment-worthy cellar potential and confluence with collectors' palates seeking wines that marry opulence with articulation.

 

Conclusion: A Tapestry of Taste

As one contemplates the tapestry that is the 2019 Leoville Barton from Chateau Leoville Barton, it becomes apparent that this wine encapsulates more than just a good vintage—it's an articulate expression of time and place. It stands as a testament to the formidable character of St-Julien in 2019—an evolving legend fit for both immediate enjoyment and as a jewel nestled within a connoisseur's collection.

Current market price

$1,240.00

12x75cl

Highest score

95

POP score

50

Scores and tasting notes

94-96

Sporting a deep garnet-purple color, the 2019 Léoville Barton comes bounding out of the glass with exuberant notes of black raspberries, wild blueberries and crushed red and black currants plus hints of cedar chest, pencil lead, crushed rocks and red roses with a suggestion of Indian spices. The medium-bodied palate is chock-full of ripe, expressive black fruits and a very sophisticated, fine-grained texture, possessing plenty of freshness and finishing with impressive style and poise. While this beauty is just dripping with class, it's that flirtatious peek of perfume and fruitiness that really makes your heart pound. Love it!

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 9 July 2020

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