2005 Chateau Leoville Barton 2eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 1x75cl

2005 Chateau Leoville Barton 2eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 1x75cl

$195.00 Excl. GST
$223.45 Incl. GST
IN BOND
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COUNTRY
France
REGION
Bordeaux
VINTAGE
2005
PRODUCER
Chateau Leoville Barton
WINE TYPE
Red
AVAILABILITY
Future Arrival, 12 in stock, In Bond

Producer Profile

Area under vines: 50 hectares
Soils: gravel on clayey subsoil
Average age of the vines: 30 years
Production: 200,000 bottles a year
Ageing: in 60% new oak barrels for 24 months

Grape varieties:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 74%
  • Merlot 23%
  • Cabernet Franc 3%

Second wine: Reserve de Leoville Barton

  • Grape varieties:

    • Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Merlot

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    Tasting Notes

    Vinous 96

    The 2005 Leoville-Barton is clearly one of the wines of the vintage. Powerful and strapping in the glass, the 2005 is a big, big wine. Huge swaths of tannin wrap around a core of inky black fruit, new leather, spice, gravel, mocha and licorice. The wine’s sheer density is impressive, but its balance is even more compelling. I might be temped to give this another few years in the cellar. Readers lucky enough to own it will find a thrilling, potent Saint-Julien that overdelivers big time. I loved it. [Antonio Galloni, 15/04/2021]

    Anticipated maturity: 2023-2045

    Robert Parker 92

    Leoville Barton’s 2005 has an inky ruby/purple color and shows fairly high tannin levels, but the balance is slightly better that the Langoa Barton, which is very hard. This is probably a 30-year wine and needs at least another 20 years of cellaring, and while the tannins are high, they are balanced more thoroughly and competently. With deep cassis and red currant fruit, the wine is earthy, spicy, medium to full-bodied, and needs at least another decade. Drink it between 2025 and 2050. [Robert M. Parker, Jr., 22/06/2015]

    Anticipated maturity: 2025-2050

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