Château Léoville Barton, 2005

Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France

Château Léoville Barton, 2005

Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France



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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 75%, Merlot 20%, Cabernet Franc 5% Wine Style: Full Bodied Red Winemaker: Anthony Barton Optimum Drinking: 2020-2050 Reviewer Rating: 96 Reviewer: Wine Spectator Code: 101213 Alcohol: 13%
Estate Notes

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.


“Léoville 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.” Robert Parker