Chateau Leoville Barton 1996
€ 252,89 (in Vat)
|Brand||Chateau Leoville Barton|
|Region||Bordeaux, St. Julien|
|Label||Slightly Bin stained, slightly damaged|
This impressive wine is a classic. Although backward, it exhibits a dense ruby/purple color in addition to abundant black currant fruit intertwined with spicy oak and truffle-like scents. The wine is brilliantly made, full-bodied, and tightly-structured with plenty of muscle and outstanding concentration and purity. It should turn out to be a long-lived Leoville Barton, and somewhat of a sleeper.
Winespectator / James Suckling (90)
A well-structured, racy red. Lovely, fresh aromas of raspberries, cream and currants. Medium- to full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins which are firm yet silky. One of the more reasonably priced top '96s.
Rene Gabriel rates this wine 19/20 points.