Leoville Barton 1986

Current Market Price: £1,220.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Leoville Barton, Leoville Barton, 1986

Tasting Notes Leoville Barton 1986

94

Tasted with Anthony Barton at the Saint Julien restaurant, this behemoth of a wine is definitely starting to pump on cylinders. As before, it needs considerable decanting, but it unfurls beautifully in the glass to reveal blackberry, dark plums, a touch of sandalwood and warm gravel. Coming direct from the property, there is a touch more fruite compared to other bottles. The palate is medium-bodied with great depth and breadth: less masculine than before, mellowing nicely with layers of lifted blackberry, plum, wild strawberry and cedar that leads to an extraordinarily long finish. There is a sense of harmony and composure to this wine that makes it utterly beguiling. Top class. Tasted November 2011.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Mar 2012
91+

Still backward (frustratingly so), this wine shows a very dark ruby color with a hint of pink at the rim. The aromatics are beginning to emerge from just pure fruit-driven notes to secondary characteristics. Sweet earth, truffle, black currant, underbrush, and licorice emerge with coaxing. In the mouth, the wine is powerful, dense, with high tannin., impressive concentration, and a formidable, sort of old-style personality. The best 1986 Medocs are terrific wines, but have never been wines that show a lot of charm. Like so many of its siblings from the Medoc, one admires the wines more than actually enjoys them,. I still have high hopes that everything will come together. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2030. Last tasted, 5/02.

Robert Parker Jr
Bordeaux Book, 4th Edition Jan 2003

Leoville Barton Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Leoville Barton 2018 Chateau Leoville Barton £666.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2017 Chateau Leoville Barton £565.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2016 Chateau Leoville Barton £919.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2015 Chateau Leoville Barton £650.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2014 Chateau Leoville Barton £540.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2013 Chateau Leoville Barton £538.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2012 Chateau Leoville Barton £545.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2011 Chateau Leoville Barton £540.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2010 Chateau Leoville Barton £1,100.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2009 Chateau Leoville Barton £795.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2008 Chateau Leoville Barton £627.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2007 Chateau Leoville Barton £600.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2006 Chateau Leoville Barton £610.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2005 Chateau Leoville Barton £870.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2004 Chateau Leoville Barton £690.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2003 Chateau Leoville Barton £950.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2002 Chateau Leoville Barton £620.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2001 Chateau Leoville Barton £789.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2000 Chateau Leoville Barton £1,215.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1999 Chateau Leoville Barton £810.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1998 Chateau Leoville Barton £695.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1997 Chateau Leoville Barton £783.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1996 Chateau Leoville Barton £950.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1995 Chateau Leoville Barton £900.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1990 Chateau Leoville Barton £1,475.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1989 Chateau Leoville Barton £1,045.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1986 Chateau Leoville Barton £1,220.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1982 Chateau Leoville Barton £2,435.00 12x75cl