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Château Leoville-Barton

Château Léoville-Barton is a Second Growth Bordeaux located in St.-Julien. It was once part of a vast estate owned by the Marquis de Léoville. After the French revolution the estate was divided and sold at public auction. In 1836 an Irishman named Hugh Barton bought the property and it has remained with his descendants, the Barton family. One thing that sets Château Léoville-Barton wine apart from other Medoc wines is that it is made with only a small amount of Merlot. Since there is no château on the estate, the wine is actually made at nearby Château Langoa-Barton, also owned by the Barton family. The wines of Léoville-Barton have been extraordinarily well reviewed since the 1980s, and some critics consider them the best value of all the premier wines of St.-Julien. Château Léoville-Barton is made up of 123 acres of vineyards planted to 72 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 20 % Merlot and 8% Cabernet France. The average age of the vines is 30 years. About 264,000 bottles are produced annually. La Reserve de Léoville-Barton is the estate's second wine.

2016 Super Seconds Collection

5-bottle Horizontal

1978 Château Leoville-Barton

Capsule condition issue; lightly elevated cork; signs of past seepage; mid shoulder fill; light label condition issue

1982 Château Leoville-Barton

Light capsule condition issue; very top shoulder fill; heavy label condition issue

ST  91+    
RP  90+    
JR  17   
MB  ****/*   

1982 Château Leoville-Barton

Light capsule condition issue; base neck fill; light label condition issue

ST  91+    
RP  90+    
JR  17   
MB  ****/*   

1995 Château Leoville-Barton

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

WS  94   
RP  91   
ST  91   
JR  17   

1998 Château Leoville-Barton

RP  91   
WS  90   
ST  90   
MB  ****   

2000 Château Leoville-Barton

375ml

Light label condition issue

WS  97   
RP  95+    
ST  94   
JR  18   

2015 Château Leoville-Barton

Light label condition issue

JD  97   
VN  96   
WA  95   
WS  95   
JR  18   

2016 Château Leoville-Barton

Light label condition issue

WS  97   
JD  96+    
WA  95+    
VN  95   
WS  #1 of 2019   

2016 Château Leoville-Barton

Light label condition issue

WS  97   
JD  96+    
WA  95+    
VN  95   
WS  #1 of 2019   

2016 Château Leoville-Barton

WS  97   
JD  96+    
WA  95+    
VN  95   
WS  #1 of 2019   

2018 Château Leoville-Barton

WS  97   
JS  97   
WE  97   
JD  97   
WA  94+    
VN  94   
JR  18   

2016 Château Leoville-Barton

6-bottle Lot, Wood Case

WS  97   
JD  96+    
WA  95+    
VN  95   
WS  #1 of 2019   

2016 Château Leoville-Barton

12-bottle Lot, Wood Case

Light case condition issue

WS  97   
JD  96+    
WA  95+    
VN  95   
WS  #1 of 2019