Leoville Barton 2012

Current Market Price: £550.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Leoville Barton, Leoville Barton, 2012

Tasting Notes Leoville Barton 2012

93-95

The Grand Vin is a blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc picked between 3 and 15 October at 32hl/ha. It is more introspective than the Langoa at this early stage, but perhaps more complex with subtle tertiary and pencil lead scents infusing the black fruit profile. The palate is superbly balanced with fine tannins, delineated black and red fruit infused with graphite borrowed north from Pauillac. It exudes focus and precision and should be one of the finest Saint Julien 2012s. Tasted April 2013.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal May 2013
92

A wine with a very good depth of fruit with currants, hints of herbs and juicy fruit. Full body. A little loosely knit for LB but pretty all the same.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, April 21st 2013
90-92

This well-made, complete St.-Julien possesses a dense purple color as well as surprisingly soft tannins for this wine which tends to be jacked up with a lot of structure, masculinity and muscle in most vintages. The 2012 offers attractive cedary, black currant fruit and vanilla notes, and a medium-bodied, denser mid-palate than many of its peers'. The tannins are noticeable in the finish, so give this wine 4-5 years of cellaring and drink it over the following two decades as it will be one of the longer lived wines of the vintage.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #206

Leoville Barton Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Leoville Barton 2018 Chateau Leoville Barton £650.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2017 Chateau Leoville Barton £620.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2016 Chateau Leoville Barton £925.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2015 Chateau Leoville Barton £670.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2014 Chateau Leoville Barton £510.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2013 Chateau Leoville Barton £512.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2012 Chateau Leoville Barton £550.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2011 Chateau Leoville Barton £530.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2010 Chateau Leoville Barton £1,000.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2009 Chateau Leoville Barton £800.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2008 Chateau Leoville Barton £625.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2007 Chateau Leoville Barton £550.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2006 Chateau Leoville Barton £620.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2005 Chateau Leoville Barton £870.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2004 Chateau Leoville Barton £662.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2003 Chateau Leoville Barton £930.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2002 Chateau Leoville Barton £650.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2001 Chateau Leoville Barton £730.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2000 Chateau Leoville Barton £1,250.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1999 Chateau Leoville Barton £680.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1998 Chateau Leoville Barton £695.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1997 Chateau Leoville Barton £575.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1996 Chateau Leoville Barton £950.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1995 Chateau Leoville Barton £875.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1990 Chateau Leoville Barton £1,495.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1989 Chateau Leoville Barton £1,060.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1986 Chateau Leoville Barton £1,250.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1982 Chateau Leoville Barton £2,050.00 12x75cl