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Chateau Leoville Barton 2012

 
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Chateau Leoville Barton 2012: a wine of great elegance from Saint-Julien

The 2nd Classified Growth, Chateau Leoville Barton, is a red wine produced in the Saint-Julien appellation. The vineyard is planted on hillsides composed of gravel from the Garonne on a bed of gravel-clay limestone. The wine is aged in oak barrels (60% are new) for 16-18 months. Chateau Leoville Barton 2012 is a blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc.

Chateau Leoville Barton 2012 develops aromas of white flowers (acacias), black fruits with notes of candied violets. The wine has an unforgettably long finish in the mouth.

Parker : 92 / 100
J. Suckling : 91-92 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Dense ruby/purple, with cassis licorice and forest floors notes in the aromatics, Léoville-Barton's 2012 is a relatively big, rich, masculine style of wine. This full-bodied wine needs 5-8 years of cellaring and should evolve easily for 25-30 years.
BordeauxSaint-Julien
Alcohol
13

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Sustainable

J. Robinson
17

J. Suckling
91-92

R. Gabriel
17

Vinous - A. Galloni
91+

Wine Spectator
89

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Medoc

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Saint-Julien

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Leoville Barton

Classification
Second Growth

Parker
92

Allergens
Contains sulfites