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Château Langoa Barton

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2018 Château Langoa Barton  (St. Julien) 93

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% alcohol. 92-94 Pts

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2017 Château Langoa Barton  (St. Julien) 92

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% alcohol.

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2016 Château Langoa Barton  (St. Julien) 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.

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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.

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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% alcohol. The harvest took place from September 20 to October 13.

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2015 Château Langoa Barton  (St. Julien) 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.

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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% alcohol. 90 - 92 Pts

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2014 Château Langoa Barton  (St. Julien) 92

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

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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% alcohol. 91-93 Pts

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2013 Château Langoa Barton  (St. Julien) 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.

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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% alcohol and is being aged in 60% new French oak. 87-89 Pts

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2012 Château Langoa Barton  (St. Julien) 88

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

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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

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2011 Château Langoa Barton  (St. Julien) 88

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

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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

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2010 Château Langoa Barton  (St. Julien) 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.

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2009 Château Langoa Barton  (St. Julien) 92

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.

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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.

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2008 Château Langoa Barton  (St. Julien) 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.

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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.

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2007 Château Langoa Barton  (St. Julien) 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.

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2006 Château Langoa Barton  (St. Julien) 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.

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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.

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2005 Château Langoa Barton  (St. Julien) 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.

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

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2004 Château Langoa Barton  (St. Julien) 88

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

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2003 Château Langoa Barton  (St. Julien) 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.

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2002 Château Langoa Barton  (St. Julien) 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.

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2001 Château Langoa Barton  (St. Julien) 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.

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2000 Château Langoa Barton  (St. Julien) 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.

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1999 Château Langoa Barton  (St. Julien) 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.

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1996 Château Langoa Barton  (St. Julien) 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.

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1995 Château Langoa Barton  (St. Julien) 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.

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1990 Château Langoa Barton  (St. Julien) 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.

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1989 Château Langoa Barton  (St. Julien) 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.

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1986 Château Langoa Barton  (St. Julien) 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.

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1985 Château Langoa Barton  (St. Julien) 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.

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1982 Château Langoa Barton  (St. Julien) 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!

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1896 Château Langoa Barton  (St. Julien) 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.

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