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Château Langoa Barton

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2023
93
Blackberries, cigar wrapper, flowers, and cherries fill the nose with its aromatic profile. On the palate, the wine is fresh, chewy, and Cassis, tobacco, flowers, blackberries, and red currants show easily on the nose, and palate. There is a wealth of fresh, dark red fruits, creamy tannins, and infused with tobacco, powerful tannins, and a gentle, crispness to the spicy, blackberries on the mid-palate, and in the finish. The wine blends 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, and 3% Cabernet Franc. 13% ABV. Drink from 2028-2050. 92-94 Pts.

Blackberries, cigar wrapper, flowers, and cherries fill the nose with its aromatic profile. On the palate, the wine is fresh, chewy, and Cassis, tobacco, flowers, blackberries, and red currants show easily on the nose, and palate. There is a wealth of fresh, dark red fruits, creamy tannins, and infused with tobacco, powerful tannins, and a gentle, crispness to the spicy, blackberries on the mid-palate, and in the finish. The wine blends 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, and 3% Cabernet Franc. 13% ABV. Drink from 2028-2050. 92-94 Pts.

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2022
94
Cassis, tobacco, flowers, blackberries, and red currants show easily on the nose, and palate. There is a wealth of fresh, dark red fruits, creamy tannins, and blackberries on the mid-palate, and in the finish. This clearly shows a new face for Langoa Barton with more fruit, and softer tannins, yet the wine holds on to its classic style as well. The wine blends 56.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot and 2.5% Cabernet Franc. 14.2% ABV. Drink from 2027-2050. 93-95 Pts.

Cassis, tobacco, flowers, blackberries, and red currants show easily on the nose, and palate. There is a wealth of fresh, dark red fruits, creamy tannins, and blackberries on the mid-palate, and in the finish. This clearly shows a new face for Langoa Barton with more fruit, and softer tannins, yet the wine holds on to its classic style as well. The wine blends 56.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot and 2.5% Cabernet Franc. 14.2% ABV. Drink from 2027-2050. 93-95 Pts.

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2021
91
Bright, crisp, red berries accompanied by cedar, mint and tobacco notes that show all over the place is what you find here. Medium-bodied, fresh, and forward, this is probably the earliest drinking Langoa I recall tasting. The bottle is adorned by a one-time-only special label that commemorates the families 200 years of ownership, which is an amazing and beautiful accomplishment that deserves recognition in todays, ever-changing world. Congratulations to the Barton family. The wine blends 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2025-2048.

Bright, crisp, red berries accompanied by cedar, mint and tobacco notes that show all over the place is what you find here. Medium-bodied, fresh, and forward, this is probably the earliest drinking Langoa I recall tasting. The bottle is adorned by a one-time-only special label that commemorates the families 200 years of ownership, which is an amazing and beautiful accomplishment that deserves recognition in todays, ever-changing world. Congratulations to the Barton family. The wine blends 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2025-2048.

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Peppery spices, herbs, and red currants come through on the nose and palate. This is a solid example of classic, medium/full-bodied, Bordeaux focused on its bright, crisp, red fruits, freshness, and peppery spice in the endnote. The wine blends 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, and 3% Cabernet Franc. For Langoa Barton, a wine that normally takes quite a bit of time to be fun to drink, you can enjoy this quite early. Fans of Langoa Barton should take note that the wine will be released with a special, one-off label commemorating 200 years of ownership by the Barton Family! Drink from 2025-2047. 90-92

Peppery spices, herbs, and red currants come through on the nose and palate. This is a solid example of classic, medium/full-bodied, Bordeaux focused on its bright, crisp, red fruits, freshness, and peppery spice in the endnote. The wine blends 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, and 3% Cabernet Franc. For Langoa Barton, a wine that normally takes quite a bit of time to be fun to drink, you can enjoy this quite early. Fans of Langoa Barton should take note that the wine will be released with a special, one-off label commemorating 200 years of ownership by the Barton Family! Drink from 2025-2047. 90-92

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2020
94
Here you find a powerful, fresh blast of ripe, dark currants, blackberries, mint, cedar, tobacco, herbs and spice that meld perfectly with the powerful, ripe, long, waves of red fruits. The chewy finish offers more refinement than usual in its lingering fruits and tannins. Clearly, all the work they have been doing at Langoa Barton has paid off, as this is the best vintage of Langoa I have ever tasted! Drink from 2027-2050.

Here you find a powerful, fresh blast of ripe, dark currants, blackberries, mint, cedar, tobacco, herbs and spice that meld perfectly with the powerful, ripe, long, waves of red fruits. The chewy finish offers more refinement than usual in its lingering fruits and tannins. Clearly, all the work they have been doing at Langoa Barton has paid off, as this is the best vintage of Langoa I have ever tasted! Drink from 2027-2050.

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Spicy, sweet, fresh, vibrant aromas of currants, cedar, cigar box, herbs and spice meld perfectly with the powerful, ripe, long, waves of red fruits. Here you find, bite, and crispness to the fruit, a full-body with grainy tannins needing time to expand and soften. The finish, with its tobacco, red currant, cranberry and spice keeps on going. Give this a decade and it should really start to shine. 93-95 Pts

Spicy, sweet, fresh, vibrant aromas of currants, cedar, cigar box, herbs and spice meld perfectly with the powerful, ripe, long, waves of red fruits. Here you find, bite, and crispness to the fruit, a full-body with grainy tannins needing time to expand and soften. The finish, with its tobacco, red currant, cranberry and spice keeps on going. Give this a decade and it should really start to shine. 93-95 Pts

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2019
93
Deep in color, the wine is full-bodied, crisp, fresh, juicy and spicy. Medium-full/bodied, with a core of crunchy, black currants, cranberry, pomegranate and spice. This is not a forward wine, like many 2019s, so give it at least a decade or more for all of its creme de cassis to fill-out, soften and become approachable. Drink from 2033-2060.

Deep in color, the wine is full-bodied, crisp, fresh, juicy and spicy. Medium-full/bodied, with a core of crunchy, black currants, cranberry, pomegranate and spice. This is not a forward wine, like many 2019s, so give it at least a decade or more for all of its creme de cassis to fill-out, soften and become approachable. Drink from 2033-2060.

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Deep in color, the wine shows of its tobacco leaf, smoke, black currant and blackberry character with little effort. Full-bodied, tannic and showy for this normally reticent wine, this is going to demand at least a decade of aging, but as this is the finest example of Langoa Barton I recall tasting, it will be well-worth the wait. 93-95-Pts

Deep in color, the wine shows of its tobacco leaf, smoke, black currant and blackberry character with little effort. Full-bodied, tannic and showy for this normally reticent wine, this is going to demand at least a decade of aging, but as this is the finest example of Langoa Barton I recall tasting, it will be well-worth the wait. 93-95-Pts

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2018
93
Cassis, chocolate mint, flowers and tobacco leaf aromas is where the wine starts. But it is on the full-bodied palate with all of its chewy, crisp, fresh, vibrant layers of bright, spicy currants that you get the full character here. Youthful and tannic as expected, allow this at least a decade of aging before pulling a cork. The wine blends 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc.

Cassis, chocolate mint, flowers and tobacco leaf aromas is where the wine starts. But it is on the full-bodied palate with all of its chewy, crisp, fresh, vibrant layers of bright, spicy currants that you get the full character here. Youthful and tannic as expected, allow this at least a decade of aging before pulling a cork. The wine blends 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc.

2,368 Views   Tasted
Crème de cassis, tobacco leaf, cedar wood and spice notes on the nose and a full-bodied, ripe, firm, fresh blast of zesty, crunchy, red fruits with a whiff of cocoa on the palate. This is very classic in nature with a strict side so you'll need to age this for at least a decade. The blend consists of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc, reaching 13.85% ABV. 92-94 Pts

Crème de cassis, tobacco leaf, cedar wood and spice notes on the nose and a full-bodied, ripe, firm, fresh blast of zesty, crunchy, red fruits with a whiff of cocoa on the palate. This is very classic in nature with a strict side so you'll need to age this for at least a decade. The blend consists of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc, reaching 13.85% ABV. 92-94 Pts

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2017
91
Classic in nature, the fruit here is bright, fresh and crisp. Medium-bodied with a lively, crunch red berry center and finish, this will be better with at least 7-9 years in the cellar.

Classic in nature, the fruit here is bright, fresh and crisp. Medium-bodied with a lively, crunch red berry center and finish, this will be better with at least 7-9 years in the cellar.

4,245 Views   Tasted
Sizzling and zesty with crunchy cassis, sages, cedar and peppery aromas popping up easily, this full-bodied wine is concentrated, fragrant and dripping with olives in an intricate finish. Give this a decade and it will sing. Produced from Produced from a blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc, reaching 13% ABV.

Sizzling and zesty with crunchy cassis, sages, cedar and peppery aromas popping up easily, this full-bodied wine is concentrated, fragrant and dripping with olives in an intricate finish. Give this a decade and it will sing. Produced from Produced from a blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc, reaching 13% ABV.

3,205 Views   Tasted
2016
93
Crisp, fresh crunchy, earthy, bright red berries offer a nice pop. The wine is packed with red, zesty, fresh fruits, ripe tannins and a bouquet of forest floor, cedar, tobacco and cassis. Give this a decade and enjoy the classic ride.

Crisp, fresh crunchy, earthy, bright red berries offer a nice pop. The wine is packed with red, zesty, fresh fruits, ripe tannins and a bouquet of forest floor, cedar, tobacco and cassis. Give this a decade and enjoy the classic ride.

7,424 Views   Tasted
Classic, crisp, tannic and concentrated, the wine is packed with dark red, zesty, fresh fruits. The tannins are soft and the forest floor, cedar, and tobacco scents pair perfectly with the juicy cassis.

Classic, crisp, tannic and concentrated, the wine is packed with dark red, zesty, fresh fruits. The tannins are soft and the forest floor, cedar, and tobacco scents pair perfectly with the juicy cassis.

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Full bodied, crisp, bright and crunchy, the tobacco leaf and cassis make a great pairing. The tannins are ripe, firm and constant, letting you know this needs age, and it's going to be worth the wait. The finish delivers lift and energy in its classic profile.

Full bodied, crisp, bright and crunchy, the tobacco leaf and cassis make a great pairing. The tannins are ripe, firm and constant, letting you know this needs age, and it's going to be worth the wait. The finish delivers lift and energy in its classic profile.

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Bursts of tangy little currants, a cedar wood fire sends out smoke plumes of cassis scented tobacco into a damp forest, leading you to a polished, fresh, bright, crisp and crunchy blast of red berries. The finish offers length and lift in a classic style. From a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13% ABV. The harvest took place from September 20 to October 13.

Bursts of tangy little currants, a cedar wood fire sends out smoke plumes of cassis scented tobacco into a damp forest, leading you to a polished, fresh, bright, crisp and crunchy blast of red berries. The finish offers length and lift in a classic style. From a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13% ABV. The harvest took place from September 20 to October 13.

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2015
92
Firm, structured, classic and fresh, with a vibrancy to to the sweet cassis, herb, cedar and tobacco notes. The wine is full bodied, concentrated and offers a spicy cassis and cedar character. This should age quite well over the years.

Firm, structured, classic and fresh, with a vibrancy to to the sweet cassis, herb, cedar and tobacco notes. The wine is full bodied, concentrated and offers a spicy cassis and cedar character. This should age quite well over the years.

3,773 Views   Tasted
Fresh, vibrant and crisp, with a cassis, tobacco and spicy character, this is coming along quite well.

Fresh, vibrant and crisp, with a cassis, tobacco and spicy character, this is coming along quite well.

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Crisp, dark, red plums and cassis on the nose, this medium/full-bodied, firm wine offers freshness and brisk red berries in the classically styled finish. Produced from a blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13% ABV. 90 - 92 Pts

Crisp, dark, red plums and cassis on the nose, this medium/full-bodied, firm wine offers freshness and brisk red berries in the classically styled finish. Produced from a blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13% ABV. 90 - 92 Pts

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2014
92
A supple style of Langoa, with polished tannins, round textures and ripe, dark, blackberries that stick with you from start to finish.

A supple style of Langoa, with polished tannins, round textures and ripe, dark, blackberries that stick with you from start to finish.

4,919 Views   Tasted
This medium/full-bodied wine is fresh and bright with red berry charm and ample, crisp tannins to age. Produced from a blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc, this wine reached 13.5% ABV. 91-93 Pts

This medium/full-bodied wine is fresh and bright with red berry charm and ample, crisp tannins to age. Produced from a blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc, this wine reached 13.5% ABV. 91-93 Pts

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2013
87
With a bright, sweet and tart, spicy, tangy, red berry, medium bodied, accessibile personality, with a shot of espresso in the nose, this will be best in its youth.

With a bright, sweet and tart, spicy, tangy, red berry, medium bodied, accessibile personality, with a shot of espresso in the nose, this will be best in its youth.

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With coffee bean, cassis and peppery cherry aromas, the wine is medium bodied and light on its feet, finishing with bright red berries and spice. From a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13% ABV and is being aged in 60% new French oak. 87-89 Pts

With coffee bean, cassis and peppery cherry aromas, the wine is medium bodied and light on its feet, finishing with bright red berries and spice. From a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13% ABV and is being aged in 60% new French oak. 87-89 Pts

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2012
88
There is a strictness to this classically styled wine that could soften with age, as the crisp blackberry and tobacco tinged wine develops.

There is a strictness to this classically styled wine that could soften with age, as the crisp blackberry and tobacco tinged wine develops.

2,863 Views   Tasted
From 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc, the Barton family produced a medium-bodied wine that opens with oak, fennel and dark cherries. The tannins feel dusty in the red cherry finish. The wine will be aged in 60% new French oak barrels. 88-90 Pts

From 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc, the Barton family produced a medium-bodied wine that opens with oak, fennel and dark cherries. The tannins feel dusty in the red cherry finish. The wine will be aged in 60% new French oak barrels. 88-90 Pts

3,729 Views   Tasted
2011
88
Earthy, medium bodied, slightly rustic, with crisp, peppery, cranberry and cassis flavors, the wine is a little tough in the finish.

Earthy, medium bodied, slightly rustic, with crisp, peppery, cranberry and cassis flavors, the wine is a little tough in the finish.

2,854 Views   Tasted
Produced from 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc, the wine will be aged in 60% new oak. Earth, cassis and cranberry notes, medium bodied with fresh, bright, soft cassis and a classic personality. 88-90 Pts

Produced from 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc, the wine will be aged in 60% new oak. Earth, cassis and cranberry notes, medium bodied with fresh, bright, soft cassis and a classic personality. 88-90 Pts

3,671 Views   Tasted
2010
90
From a blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the wine is packed with lively, spicy red and black fruits, earth, coffee and tobacco. This bright, tannic wine needs time to develop and soften. At least a decade or more is required.

From a blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the wine is packed with lively, spicy red and black fruits, earth, coffee and tobacco. This bright, tannic wine needs time to develop and soften. At least a decade or more is required.

7,640 Views   Tasted
2009
94
The best vintage until 2022 has really come on strong. Full-bodied, rich and intense, yet, subdued, classic, and packed with cedar, mint, black and red fruits, dusty tannins and tobacco. There is length and tons of fruit in the finish that keeps on going. Drink from 2023-2045.

The best vintage until 2022 has really come on strong. Full-bodied, rich and intense, yet, subdued, classic, and packed with cedar, mint, black and red fruits, dusty tannins and tobacco. There is length and tons of fruit in the finish that keeps on going. Drink from 2023-2045.

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Full bodied, dense, firm and just starting to show is secondary nuances of tobacco, cedar, forest floor, herbs and red it fruits. Still young, but clearly on its way, the wine is concentrated and firm, with a softening tannic edge, so give this beauty 5 more years and enjoy it over the next 20 years of more. The wine is a blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc.

Full bodied, dense, firm and just starting to show is secondary nuances of tobacco, cedar, forest floor, herbs and red it fruits. Still young, but clearly on its way, the wine is concentrated and firm, with a softening tannic edge, so give this beauty 5 more years and enjoy it over the next 20 years of more. The wine is a blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc.

5,576 Views   Tasted
Fresh, bright, crisp and juicy, as expected, this is still youthful. The tannins are present, but they are soft and ripe. The fresh has a bite, and the finish leaves you with fresh red fruits, earth and spice. Another few years in the cellar will add more softness and complexity.

Fresh, bright, crisp and juicy, as expected, this is still youthful. The tannins are present, but they are soft and ripe. The fresh has a bite, and the finish leaves you with fresh red fruits, earth and spice. Another few years in the cellar will add more softness and complexity.

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From an assemblage of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, this tannic, fresh, bright, cassis and red berry filled, classic Bordeaux wine needs time to develop.

From an assemblage of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, this tannic, fresh, bright, cassis and red berry filled, classic Bordeaux wine needs time to develop.

7,944 Views   Tasted
2008
90
Full bodied, with some tannins still to be resolved, the wine offers a classic character, with bright, crisp, red berries in the nose and mouth, freshness and a crisp, juicy, earth herbs, and cedar note that adds to the bright cassis.

Full bodied, with some tannins still to be resolved, the wine offers a classic character, with bright, crisp, red berries in the nose and mouth, freshness and a crisp, juicy, earth herbs, and cedar note that adds to the bright cassis.

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This is already starting to display its earthy, cedar wood, tobacco, cocoa and blackberry charm. Much open and accessible that I would have expected. A nice wine, and a good value for a Classified growth.

This is already starting to display its earthy, cedar wood, tobacco, cocoa and blackberry charm. Much open and accessible that I would have expected. A nice wine, and a good value for a Classified growth.

4,307 Views   Tasted
2007
88
Ready to go, this medium bodied, bright, crisp, crunchy wine has a definite overtone of greeness, better known pyrazines. You're going to need to like a true classic styled Bordeaux to dig this.

Ready to go, this medium bodied, bright, crisp, crunchy wine has a definite overtone of greeness, better known pyrazines. You're going to need to like a true classic styled Bordeaux to dig this.

3,833 Views   Tasted
2006
90
Tobacco, cassis and spicy aromatics are easy to find. The wine remains youthful, tannic and firm demanding either a very long decant, or several more years in the cellar.

Tobacco, cassis and spicy aromatics are easy to find. The wine remains youthful, tannic and firm demanding either a very long decant, or several more years in the cellar.

6,256 Views   Tasted
Cassis, earth and tobacco poked through the wall of tannin with effort. This tannic, masculine, old school style of Bordeaux wine demands at least another decade before opening up.

Cassis, earth and tobacco poked through the wall of tannin with effort. This tannic, masculine, old school style of Bordeaux wine demands at least another decade before opening up.

6,495 Views   Tasted
2005
90
Approachable with its medium/full bodied, fresh, red berry charm, the wine is fresh, crisp and bright, finishing with ample tannins amidst the buckets of fresh picked cherries in the finish.

Approachable with its medium/full bodied, fresh, red berry charm, the wine is fresh, crisp and bright, finishing with ample tannins amidst the buckets of fresh picked cherries in the finish.

6,487 Views   Tasted
The austere personality and slightly drying, tannic finish did not make it a winner for me.

The austere personality and slightly drying, tannic finish did not make it a winner for me.

12,198 Views   Tasted
2004
88
Leafy, minty, cassis and spicy aromas lead to a crisp, crunchy, cassis finish.

Leafy, minty, cassis and spicy aromas lead to a crisp, crunchy, cassis finish.

3,460 Views   Tasted
2003
90
Licorice, earth, tobacco, blackberry and cigar notes open to a soft wine that has developed rapidly. The end note is a bit dry in the otherwise, warm, black cherry finish.

Licorice, earth, tobacco, blackberry and cigar notes open to a soft wine that has developed rapidly. The end note is a bit dry in the otherwise, warm, black cherry finish.

5,403 Views   Tasted
2002
90
Firm and still tannic, and showing more ripeness than many other Left Bank wines in this vintage, this masculine styled, youthful wine is starting to offer secondary characteristics with its tobacco, smoke, wet earth, cedar and peppery scents. Hold off for a few more years and this should be an even better wine.

Firm and still tannic, and showing more ripeness than many other Left Bank wines in this vintage, this masculine styled, youthful wine is starting to offer secondary characteristics with its tobacco, smoke, wet earth, cedar and peppery scents. Hold off for a few more years and this should be an even better wine.

3,770 Views   Tasted
2001
91
Drinking well at this time, there is a freshness, brightness and crisp quality to the dark red fruits, coupled with a medium bodied, slightly tannic palate presence. An hour or 2 of air will add a lot to the wine.

Drinking well at this time, there is a freshness, brightness and crisp quality to the dark red fruits, coupled with a medium bodied, slightly tannic palate presence. An hour or 2 of air will add a lot to the wine.

4,660 Views   Tasted
2000
90
This powerful, masculine, tannic, St. Julien wine offers cigar box, earth, creme de cassis and blackberry scents in the perfume. Solid, chewy and still youthful, this concentrated Bordeaux wine is well suited for fans of traditionally styled wine.

This powerful, masculine, tannic, St. Julien wine offers cigar box, earth, creme de cassis and blackberry scents in the perfume. Solid, chewy and still youthful, this concentrated Bordeaux wine is well suited for fans of traditionally styled wine.

8,230 Views   Tasted
1999
87
High-pitched, medium-full bodied, bright, crisp and pepper, with a strong, cedar and leaf notes on top to the sweet and tart, peppery cassis.

High-pitched, medium-full bodied, bright, crisp and pepper, with a strong, cedar and leaf notes on top to the sweet and tart, peppery cassis.

2,775 Views   Tasted
1998
88
Firm, structured, strict and bright, with loads of crisp, crunchy red berries and nuances of forest leaf, herbs, tobacco, peppery spice and cigar box. This is quite classic and stoic in nature and will appeal to some tasters more than others.

Firm, structured, strict and bright, with loads of crisp, crunchy red berries and nuances of forest leaf, herbs, tobacco, peppery spice and cigar box. This is quite classic and stoic in nature and will appeal to some tasters more than others.

3,211 Views   Tasted
1996
89
Masculine, tannic and beefy, this old school styled wine offers a lot of bright cassis, olives, leaf and tobacco along side the slightly gruff, tannic finish. In time, this could be more interesting, but I think it's always to be more apealing to fans of the style produced in Bordeaux a few decades ago.

Masculine, tannic and beefy, this old school styled wine offers a lot of bright cassis, olives, leaf and tobacco along side the slightly gruff, tannic finish. In time, this could be more interesting, but I think it's always to be more apealing to fans of the style produced in Bordeaux a few decades ago.

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1995
84
Medium bodied, firm, lean, crisp wine that is much better on the nose than on the sharp, cranberry and cassis palate. Drink up as this is not getting any better.

Medium bodied, firm, lean, crisp wine that is much better on the nose than on the sharp, cranberry and cassis palate. Drink up as this is not getting any better.

4,381 Views   Tasted
1994
84
Past its prime, lean, foursquare, medium-bodied wine displaying more secondary, earth and herbal notes than fruit, which is on the bright, crunchy, peppery, tart side.

Past its prime, lean, foursquare, medium-bodied wine displaying more secondary, earth and herbal notes than fruit, which is on the bright, crunchy, peppery, tart side.

2,653 Views   Tasted
1990
89
Classic in style, the wine is a bit firm in character. The earthy, tobacco, cedar and cassis nose is a bit more interesting than the bright, crisp, full bodied, slightly hard palate. There is an herbal note in the earthy cassis driven finish. Lovers of more traditional Bordeaux will probably like this even more than I did.

Classic in style, the wine is a bit firm in character. The earthy, tobacco, cedar and cassis nose is a bit more interesting than the bright, crisp, full bodied, slightly hard palate. There is an herbal note in the earthy cassis driven finish. Lovers of more traditional Bordeaux will probably like this even more than I did.

3,272 Views   Tasted
1989
87
Stern, rough, rustic, austere, old school styled wine with more cranberry than cassis, with a lean to the cedar, herbal, bright, acidic, peppery side as well. Tasters with a strong affinity for how things were, in the early 29th century will like this more than I did.

Stern, rough, rustic, austere, old school styled wine with more cranberry than cassis, with a lean to the cedar, herbal, bright, acidic, peppery side as well. Tasters with a strong affinity for how things were, in the early 29th century will like this more than I did.

3,438 Views   Tasted
1986
90
The wine is full bodied and loaded with dark, red fruits, tannins with some rusticity and a great nose of tobacco, cedar and sharp, red fruits. The finish is long, with a firm edge to the sweet and tart red berries.

The wine is full bodied and loaded with dark, red fruits, tannins with some rusticity and a great nose of tobacco, cedar and sharp, red fruits. The finish is long, with a firm edge to the sweet and tart red berries.

2,475 Views   Tasted
1985
90
Quite the classic charmer, with its cedar, tobacco, spice and sharp red fruit nose. Medium bodied and quite fresh, but not overly acidic on the palate, age has added a lot of nuance to the wine. Perfect with a late summer grilled fare.

Quite the classic charmer, with its cedar, tobacco, spice and sharp red fruit nose. Medium bodied and quite fresh, but not overly acidic on the palate, age has added a lot of nuance to the wine. Perfect with a late summer grilled fare.

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1982
90
Classic old school Bordeaux, but in a good way, There is a firm, slight austerity to the wine, but that does not take away from the earthy, cedar, cherry, tobacco and cassis charms. Fully mature, but well stored bottles could even age for several more years. Frankly, I liked this more than the 1982 Leoville Barton!

Classic old school Bordeaux, but in a good way, There is a firm, slight austerity to the wine, but that does not take away from the earthy, cedar, cherry, tobacco and cassis charms. Fully mature, but well stored bottles could even age for several more years. Frankly, I liked this more than the 1982 Leoville Barton!

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1896
55
Decades past its last breath of life, there was no fruit remaining, just acidity and some spice. Still, it was amazing to find a wine this old in my glass.

Decades past its last breath of life, there was no fruit remaining, just acidity and some spice. Still, it was amazing to find a wine this old in my glass.

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