Chateau Langoa Barton 2016: a harmonious Saint-Julien
The Chateau Langoa Barton is a Third Classified Growth of 1855 from the Saint-Julien appellation. With vines averaging 35 years of age, the 17-hectare vineyard benefits from gravel soil with a clay subsoil. The 2016 vintage took place from September 29 to October 1. The wine is aged in barrels (60% in new barrels). Château Langoa Barton 2016 is made from a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc.
At tasting, the Chateau Langoa Barton 2016 expresses fruity scents (black fruit, red fruit) on the nose mixed with more animal (leather) and spicy notes. On the palate, the wine is harmonious and reveals savoury hints of spice and oak on the finish.
The tasting note is intended to describe the general profile of the wine at a given moment. Be aware that the wine can evolve in the bottle over time and express other organoleptic qualities.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2016 Langoa Barton is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc picked between 29 September and 13 October. It is being matured in 60% new oak barrels. It has a very succinct bouquet, with a mixture of black and red fruit, a slight sea spray/estuarine tincture, hints of leather and brown spice in the background. The palate is very harmonious on the entry with a grainy texture. There is good backbone here, maybe just a little foursquare compared to other Saint Julien wines, but it gathers pace towards the finish that displays touches of spice and cedar. Understated and classic Langoa.