Lot 7


CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-BARTON 2002 (1)
Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-BARTON 2001 (3)
Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

92 WA

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-BARTON 2000 (3)
Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

I found this to be one of the more backward wines of the 2000 vintage and gave it a window of maturity of 2015-2040 when I reviewed it in 2003. In my two recent tastings of it, I changed that window to 2018-2050, which probably says more than the following tasting note could say. This is a behemoth – dense, highly extracted, very tannic, broodingly backward, with a dense purple color and very little evolution since it was bottled 8 years ago. Wonderfully sweet cedar and fruitcake notes are intermixed with hints of creme de cassis, licorice, and earthy forest floor. It is full-bodied and tannic, with everything in place, but like so many wines that come from Leoville Barton, it makes a mockery of many modern-day consumers wanting a wine for immediate gratification. Those who bought it should continue to exercise patience and be proud to own a wonderful classic with five decades of longevity ahead of it.
96 WS 95+ WA

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-BARTON 1999 (3)
Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE-BARTON 1998 (3)
Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé
u. 1 x bn. 1 x vts.


13 bts. per lot $1,500 - $1,900

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