Leoville Barton 2007
Tasting Notes Leoville Barton 2007
Tasted blind at the 2007 Bordeaux horizontal in Southwold. There is a touch of wet sand on the nose of this Saint Julien, crisp blackberry and boysenberry, lovely earthy and cedar wood notes underneath. The palate has a ripe entry with grainy tannins and good acidity. There is a nice prickle on the tongue here with fine definition towards the finish. Short but well crafted. Tasted January 2011.
This muscular, highly-extracted, structured 2007 reveals a boatload of tannin (unusual for this vintage). The wine's dark ruby/purple color is followed by aromas of cassis, new saddle leather, and forest floor offered in a structured, backward, almost unapproachable format. Give it 2-3 years of cellaring, and if the tannins resolve themselves, it will merit a higher score. It should last for 12-20 years.