Château Léoville Barton 2005 was purchased in its original wooden case, and is an absolute steal from the great 2005 Bordeaux vintage. Definitely one for the cellar until the tannins soften.
Léoville Barton is owned and run by the congenial Anthony Barton and his daughter Lilian, who have succeeded in maintaining its reputation for producing traditional top-flight Bordeaux wines with great ageing potential, yet relatively small Saint-Julien price tags.
There are few Bordeaux châteaux today that consistently receive such favourable press from journalists and consumers alike, yet remain such good value-for-money. Thanks to the Barton’s noble aim to produce classic Saint-Julien wines that many consumers can afford, Léoville Barton is one such château.