Leoville Barton 1996

Current Market Price: £950.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Leoville Barton, Leoville Barton, 1996

Tasting Notes Leoville Barton 1996

92

This impressive wine is a classic. Although backward, it exhibits a dense ruby/purple color in addition to abundant black currant fruit intertwined with spicy oak and truffle-like scents. The wine is brilliantly made, full-bodied, and tightly-structured with plenty of muscle and outstanding concentration and purity. It should turn out to be a long-lived Leoville Barton, and somewhat of a sleeper. However, patience will be required. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2030.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #122
91

A very deep garnet core. A quintessential Saint Julien nose: blackberry, touch of sous-bois, mocha and a light brushing of roasted herbs (thyme.) The palate is full-bodied, very sweet core, almost dare I say too sweet with a slight cassis/fig element that seems incongruous both to Leoville Barton and the style of the vintage. Harmonious, very fine tannins but I would have liked to have seen more reserve and breeding. Impressive nose/perplexing palate. Drink now-2018 Tasted July 2008.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Nov 2008

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