Leoville Barton 1989

Current Market Price: £1,045.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Leoville Barton, Leoville Barton, 1989

Tasting Notes Leoville Barton 1989

91+

The bouquet does not quite have the vivacity, the chutzpah of the 1990 Barton, a little more introverted with notes of cigar box, earth, wet sand and chestnut. The palate is medium-bodied, quite elegant, refined and harmonious with a firm mid-palate. Cedar, sandalwood and dried herbs. Unlike the 1990, the 1989 has a crescendo of flavours towards the finish that demonstrates great structure and persistency. Austere, conservative but classy, there is a chance that the ’89 may outlast the ’90. Drink now-2025.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Nov 2009
89

This wine continues to lose out to its younger sibling, the 1990. Aromatically, the dark garnet (some amber is beginning to creep in at the edge) 1989 seems fully mature until it hits the palate. There is big, spicy, cedary, sweet cherry and black currant fruit, along with some tobacco notes in the impressive aromatics. On the palate, the wine is more narrowly constructed, medium-bodied, with excellent richness on the attack but then some relatively dry, dusty tannins in the finish. This kind of performance tends to suggest the wine needs to be drunk sooner rather than later. Anticipated maturity: Now-2016. Last tasted, 9/01.

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 £629.00 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 £1,025.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2002 Chateau Leoville Barton £680.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2001 Chateau Leoville Barton £791.00 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 £1,473.00 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