Marks and reviews
A true icon of the Saint-Julien appellation, Château Léoville Barton embodies the quintessence of the Médoc through wines that shine bright with consistency and class. From vintage to vintage, the estate has stayed at the top of the appellation, seducing even the most demanding Bordeaux wine lovers.
Château Léoville Barton covers 50 hectares of vineyards in the heart of the Saint-Julien appellation. The vines, aged 38 years on average, are planted in gravel upon a clay subsoil and give rise to fine Saint-Julien wines.
Vinification and ageing
the hand-picked grapes are destemmed before being carefully sorted. Crushing and transfer to thermo-regulated wooden vats. Vinification by plot. Alcoholic fermentation for 7 to 10 days. Gentle extraction accompanied by pumping over. Maceration for around 3 weeks before running off in batches into barrels. Aged for 16 to 18 months in French oak barrels (60% new).
The wine is an intense, beautiful purple colour.
The nose mixes complex, fruity aromas (black fruits, redcurrants and blackcurrants).
Juicy and smooth, the palate seduces with its subtly spicy notes, blended with an elegant acidity with aromas of raspberry and Ente plum.