2019 Château Léoville Barton St. Julien Pre-Arrival
Winemaker Notes: Black cherry nose, blackberry, touch of mocha. Powerful, fleshy, pure wine. Silky tannins and excellent length. Blend: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot. The Barrel Sample for this wine is under 14% ABV.
Wine Enthusiast - "A very fine, rich and structured wine, this has all the hallmarks of one of the stars of this vintage. Packed with rounded tannins and rich black fruits, the wine is impressively concentrated in layers of blackberry flavors and lifted acidity. Expect this wine to age for many years. Barrel Sample: 97-99"
Jeb Dunnuck - "The vivid purple, almost blue-hued 2019 Château Léoville Barton is a Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated wine that includes 16% Merlot. It will spend 18 months in a mix of new and used barrels. Classic Barton notes of cassis, scorched earth, burning embers, new leather, and violets emerge from the glass, and this beauty is full-bodied, massively concentrated, and structured on the palate, yet it has a beautiful elegance as well as a plushness in its texture. Nevertheless, it's not for those seeking instant gratification and is going to need 10-15 years of bottle age to hit maturity. It reminds me of the 1990 and is a great, great wine in the making. If you love Léoville Barton, don't miss this wine! Barrel Sample: 97-99+"
James Suckling - "A pure, focused red with blackberries and blackcurrants. Very floral, too. Medium-to full-bodied, tight and fine-tannined. Pretty clarity and balance to this. Less muscular than the 2018, but very attractive all the same. "
Decanter - "Medium to full intensity in colour, this is glass-staining ruby and yet another hit from an estate that is making seriously great wine right now. Mint and eucalyptus are clear, tension and grip held through the palate. This has shoulders and swagger to the tannins, pure cassis hit of fruit and some lovely black chocolate and slate overtones along the way. Strays almost to Pauillac in terms of the weight of the tannins, but it's brilliant. "
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "Sporting a deep garnet-purple color, the 2019 Léoville Barton comes bounding out of the glass with exuberant notes of black raspberries, wild blueberries and crushed red and black currants plus hints of cedar chest, pencil lead, crushed rocks and red roses with a suggestion of Indian spices. The medium-bodied palate is chock-full of ripe, expressive black fruits and a very sophisticated, fine-grained texture, possessing plenty of freshness and finishing with impressive style and poise. While this beauty is just dripping with class, it's that flirtatious peek of perfume and fruitiness that really makes your heart pound. Love it! Range: (94-96)+"
Wine Spectator - "A strapping young wine, with well-layered blackberry paste, plum preserve and black currant coulis notes that show energy throughout, while plentiful bramble, tar and licorice root accents course underneath. Features a mouthwatering echo of apple wood at the very end, with a flash of violet adding a hint of purity. Built to last, too. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2025."
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