I had it last, or at least I wrote a tasting note for 1982 Leoville Barton last in 2011. I have a funny story for you about that bottle. I was at a friends home and we were discussing 82 Leoville Barton. He asked me what I thought of it and I told him what I wrote to you. Unbeknownst to me, he then went to his cellar, decanted a bottle and later that night served it double blind to me. I had no idea what it was, but I said it was an older Bordeaux that was incredibly hard and pleasureless. He then pulled out the 82 Leoville Barton from the bag. We laughed and he knew I was a very consistent taster.
For me, until 2003, the wines of Leoville Barton have always had a hard tannic side to them. They have really softened their tannins theses days. More selection and picking riper fruit has really helped improve their wines.