Leoville Barton 2017

Current Market Price: £586.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Leoville Barton, Leoville Barton, 2017

Tasting Notes Leoville Barton 2017

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
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

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 '59
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 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 £1,030.00 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 £700.00 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 £660.00 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