Leoville Barton 2017

Cult Wines Price: £565.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Leoville Barton, Leoville Barton, 2017

Tasting Notes Leoville Barton 2017

94-95

This is a really excellent Leoville-Barton with wonderful cabernet sauvignon character of blackberries, blackcurrants and flowers. Full body, firm and lightly chewy tannins and a long and beautiful finish. This has tension and brightness.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com
93-96

One of the few truly exceptional Left Bank wines of the vintage, the 2017 Léoville-Barton is simply fabulous. The 2017 also has the distinction of having a very high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon. Inky crème de cassis, white flowers, lavender, crushed rocks, menthol and spice give the 2017 a distinctly layered, resonant feel. The 2017 offers fabulous density and structure, although the tannins need time. The blend is 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Merlot. The September rains were especially challenging for the Merlot and Cabernet Franc. As a result, Cabernet is pushed up in the blend, while there is no Franc at all. Tasted two times.

Antonio Galloni
Antonio Galloni - vinous.com - May '18
93-96

This manages to pack in some serious plum, blackberry and black currant compote flavors, along with layers of melted black licorice and tar on the finish. This has a density that sets it apart from the pack in the vintage, with a lovely roasted apple wood note on the finish.—J.M.

Wine Spectator
James Molesworth - winespectator.com
93-95

The 2017 Léoville Barton has a high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon this year at 93%, the remainder is Merlot. It was picked between 15 and 18 September for the Merlot and 22 to 29 September for the Cabernet Sauvignon, then aged in 60% new oak. It has a perfumed and pure bouquet that demonstrates a little more cohesion and refinement than some of its Saint-Julien peers. Blackberry and touches of bilberry fruit, cedar and crushed stone – this is a knockout nose with bags of potential. The palate is medium-bodied with filigree tannin, perfectly pitched acidity and beautifully integrated oak. Seriously, this is nudging (not equaling, nudging!) the 2016 in terms of quality and there are just a handful of properties where I can state that this year.

Neal Martin
Neal Martin - vinous.com - May '18
91-93

The 2017 Leoville Barton is deep garnet-purple in color with a nose of warm cassis, fresh blackberries and blueberries with hints of violets, dark chocolate and licorice. Medium-bodied with a rock-solid frame of grainy tannins and wonderful freshness, it gives a fantastic core of fruit and wonderful length.

Wine Advocate
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - robertparker.com

Leoville Barton Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Price Unit size
Leoville Barton 2018 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2017 Chateau Leoville Barton £565.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2016 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2015 Chateau Leoville Barton £700.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2014 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2013 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2012 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2011 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2011 Chateau Leoville Barton £300.00 6x75cl
Leoville Barton 2010 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2009 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2008 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2007 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2006 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2005 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2004 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2003 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2002 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2001 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2000 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1999 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1998 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1997 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1996 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1995 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1990 Chateau Leoville Barton £1,550.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1989 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1986 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1982 Chateau Leoville Barton POA 12x75cl