Chateau Leoville Barton St. Julien 2012
Saint-Julien is one of the best terriors in the world. There are two wines made at this Chateaux: Leoville Barton and Langoa. The 50 hectares of Léoville and 17 hectares of Langoa, planted in gravelly soil with a clay sub-soil, include large proportions of old vines in order to obtain the best possible quality. The grape varieties is 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc for Léoville Barton, while Langoa Barton’s terroir is shared as follows 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc. Both properties have the same vinification methods.
95 Points Wine Enthusiast
91-92 Points James Suckling
17.5 Points Jancis Robinson
More delicate and reserved on the nose than the Langoa. More fragrant and a touch leafier but still with sweet dark fruit. Delicious on the palate - has everything: freshness of fruit and acidity, tannins that are ripe and firm but in the background and a long juicy finish. Jancis Robinson
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