Leoville Barton 2006

Current Market Price: £610.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Leoville Barton, Leoville Barton, 2006

Tasting Notes Leoville Barton 2006

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Not surprisingly, Leoville Las Cases has produced another classic, potentially long-lived wine in 2006. Among the St.-Juliens, it, Ducru Beaucaillou, and Leoville Barton possess the potential for the greatest longevity. Interestingly, when I visited this chateau in January, proprietor Jean-Hubert Delon offered me two samples, one where the cork had been pulled immediately prior to tasting, and another that had been decanted four hours earlier. Both were superb, but the wine that had had extended aeration was clearly the finer offering. The opaque purple-hued 2006- only 40% of the crop made it into the final blend- exhibits a personality that mimics the superb 1996. Classic aromas of sweet black raspberries, kirsch, cassis, and subtle toasty oak are followed by a full-bodied, concentrated wine displaying moderately high tannin. This cuvee can often resemble a Pauillac wrapped in the St.-Julien appellation, and the 2006 is no exception. A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.5% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc, it will require significant cellaring before consumption. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2035+.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #181
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Tasted blind at Southwold ’06 Bordeaux tasting. The nose has opened up since 2008, the fruit very vibrant and lively with aromas of black cherry, kirsch, briary and a touch of blueberry, though it would benefit from more delineation that should develop with time. The palate is rounded on the entry, quite opulent and seductive compared to Gruaud ’06, slightly lower acidity, plush in texture, but very pure with a dense, slight herbaceous finish that needs time to meld together. Tasted January 2010.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Sep 2010

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