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Tasting Chateau Leoville Barton

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> 1995 Léoville Barton - Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France

1995 Chateau Leoville Barton : Nice purple hue. Fruity (blackcurrant, fig), spicy, floral, complex nose. Lots of fruit balanced with tannins, a bit earthy in mouth but a pretty long finish. A very nice Leoville Barton, but not quite as impressive as the 96 Barton. 89/100

> 1999 Léoville Barton - Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France

1999 Chateau Leoville Barton : This 1999 Leoville Barton exudes complex bittersweet chocolate aromas, dense dark fruit and cedar. Ripe integrated spicy tannins and a sturdy structure and power. Smoother than 99 Gruaud Larose. Definitely a very fascinating wine. Still a bit closed at this stage. 91/100 

> 2000 Léoville Barton - Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France

2000 Chateau Leoville Barton : Inky, opaque purple color. The nose is surprisingly opulent with explosive aromas of fresh fruit, vanilla, dry tobacco, leather and roasted notes. In the mouth: leather, tobacco, and gobs of liquorice, cassis and blackberry. 2000 Leoville Barton's tannins are somewhat less elegant, but the fruit, incredibly concentrated, is perhaps even better than 2000 Leoville Las Cases'. Huge finish. A moderate acidity was apparent on the finish. An exulting, lively and almost baroque Leoville Barton. It is so charming that one could easily fall in love with this 2000 Leoville Barton. 96/100

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> 2000 Léoville Barton (2) - Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France

70% Cabernet Sauvignon - 22% Merlot - 8% Cabernet Franc
This 2000 Léoville Barton has a sumptuous nose of red fruits, banana, raspberry and sandalwood. A very tannic attack, but with no trace of aggressiveness. Beautiful expression of pulped fruits with a palpable intensity, and yet easy and approachable. Leoville Barton has a long, harmonious finish which you know gives it incredible potential. 2000 Leoville Barton is really a masterpiece! 96/100

> 2001 Léoville Barton - Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France

2007 April - The olfactive sentiment is split between cedar wood and quality fruit but also an unfortunate metallic odour. Austere body with square and aggressive tannins. The bitter finish doesn't talk to me. Tonight I didn't recognize 2001 Leoville Barton from my previous tasting in 2005. A flawed bottle?

> 2001 Léoville Barton - Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France

2001 Chateau Leoville Barton : Deep garnet. Charming, smooth and complex nose combining cherry, cigar, lead pencil and spices. 01 Leoville Barton has a pulpy mouth wonderfully well balanced between firm and soft tannins. Ripe fruit of very beautiful quality. Once again, Leoville Barton's natural elegance charms the most demanding taster. 90/100

> 2002 Léoville Barton - Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France

2002 Chateau Leoville Barton : Complex nose with ripe and solar fruit, lilac. 2002 Leoville Barton has a powerful body with fine coating tannins. Flattering structure and long finish. Slight herbaceous note. More expansive than 2001 Léoville Barton at the same stage. 2002 Barton is an absolute pleasure to drink now.. and for the following years. 91/100

> 2003 Léoville Barton - Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France

2003 Chateau Leoville Barton : Dark red with opaque core. Complex and dense flavours of red fruits, spices, cocoa and a delicate balsamic note. 2003 Leoville Barton is big and juicy in the mouth, progressively dense and deep with a tight structure. The fruit of 2003 Leoville Barton is absolutely magnified, so seductive until the finish, long and harmonious, suggesting an elegant taste of cedarwood cigar box. Anthony Barton and his team have again signed another Master piece with this 2003 Leoville Barton! 96/100 

> 2004 Léoville Barton - Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France

06/2007 - There's an initial impression of raspberry jam and cedar on the nose, but this is somewhat undermined by a solvent aroma that comes through when the wine is swirled in the glass. Well-balanced and imposing on the palate with seductive tannin, even though this tannin is still very firm, with a marked oaky character. Beautiful overall roundness and a well-structured aftertaste showing fine ripe fruit. If one overlooks the curious volatile impression on the nose, Léoville Barton would appear, once again, to have produced a first-rate wine.

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