Château Léoville Barton 2008 (magnum)
"...silky texture, firm structure and the aromatic lift and nuance of the vintage's best examples." Stephen Tanzer
|Grape Blend||Cabernet Sauvignon 72%, Merlot 20%, Cabernet Franc 8%|
Château Léoville Barton's 2008 (magnum) is an amazing Bordeaux value relative to its status and quality.
There are few Bordeaux châteaux today that consistently receive such favourable press from journalists and consumers alike, yet remain such good value-for-money. Léoville Barton is one such château thanks to the Barton's noble aim to produce classic Saint-Julien wines that many consumers can afford.
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.
"Sexy, ripe nose combines cassis, Cuban cigar tobacco, licorice and minerals. Sweet, tactile and intense, with concentrated, sharply delineated flavors of dark fruits and minerals. Densely packed, ripe and deep. Offers a lovely combination of silky texture, firm structure and the aromatic lift and nuance of the vintage's best examples." Stephen Tanzer
"Typically extracted and powerful (which is atypical in a vintage such as 2008), this offering may lack charm, but it is "locked and loaded with plenty of background oak, huge black cherry and black currant fruit, medium to full body and a boatload of tannin." Robert Parker