Leoville Barton 1986

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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 Price Unit size
Leoville Barton 2018 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2017 Chateau Leoville Barton £565.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2016 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2015 Chateau Leoville Barton £700.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2014 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2013 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2012 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2011 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2011 Chateau Leoville Barton £300.00 6x75cl
Leoville Barton 2010 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2009 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2008 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2007 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2006 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2005 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2004 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2003 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2002 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2001 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2000 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1999 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1998 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1997 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1996 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1995 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1990 Chateau Leoville Barton £1,550.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1989 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1986 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1982 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl