Leoville Barton 2005

Cult Wines Price: £1,080.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Leoville Barton, Leoville Barton, 2005

Tasting Notes Leoville Barton 2005

98

Another titanic effort from the Delon family, the 2005 Leoville Las Cases is probably the greatest wine made at this estate since Jean-Hubert Delon’s father produced the 1986 and 1996. Only 37% of the production made it into the 2005, a blend of primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with less than 13% Merlot and Cabernet Franc. An inky/ruby/purple color is accompanied by reticent aromatics that, with considerable coaxing, offer up subtle notes of toasty vanillin intermixed with lead pencil shavings, wet rocks, and enormously ripe, intense black cherry and creme de cassis. The wine hits the palate with a full-bodied, layered mouthfeel as well as enormous extract, concentration, and purity. This ageless, monumental claret requires a minimum of 15-20 years to approach maturity, and should last for a half century. It is about as classic a Leoville Las Cases as one will find. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2060

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #176
96

This offers aromas of spices, dried dark fruits, meat and berries. Full and muscular on the palate, with strong tannins and a long, long finish. This is very powerful and chewy, but a little bit tight. This is a wine for the cellar. Don’t touch this until 2018.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, December 8th 2010
95

Tasted single blind at Southwold. Again, this is showing a lot of extraction and unresolved new oak on the nose with cassis, blackcurrant, liquorice and a touch of fig. Very ripe supple black fruits, lush and generous, exotic almost with a lithe, toasty finish. Very seductive, but they a wall of tannins hits the back palate, then honeyed tones lingering on the aftertaste. Magnificent – I would love to contrast this against the 2003. Drink 2015-2035. Tasted January 2009.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jul 2009

Leoville Barton Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Leoville Barton 2017 Chateau Leoville Barton £586.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2016 Chateau Leoville Barton £740.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2015 Chateau Leoville Barton £711.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2014 Chateau Leoville Barton £550.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2013 Chateau Leoville Barton £508.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2012 Chateau Leoville Barton £525.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2011 Chateau Leoville Barton £544.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2010 Chateau Leoville Barton £1,020.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2009 Chateau Leoville Barton £825.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2008 Chateau Leoville Barton £636.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2007 Chateau Leoville Barton £590.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2006 Chateau Leoville Barton £650.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2005 Chateau Leoville Barton £1,080.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2004 Chateau Leoville Barton £695.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2003 Chateau Leoville Barton £1,050.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2002 Chateau Leoville Barton £625.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2001 Chateau Leoville Barton £700.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2000 Chateau Leoville Barton £1,200.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1999 Chateau Leoville Barton £684.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1998 Chateau Leoville Barton £750.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1997 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1996 Chateau Leoville Barton £939.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1995 Chateau Leoville Barton £894.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1990 Chateau Leoville Barton £1,500.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1989 Chateau Leoville Barton £1,175.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1986 Chateau Leoville Barton £1,200.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1982 Chateau Leoville Barton £2,540.00 12x75cl