Chateau Leoville Barton
$249.99

Chateau Leoville Barton 2000

SKU: 3660327010389
PRODUCT OF: France, Bordeaux, Saint Julien
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Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blend
Size: 750ML
Country of Origin: France, Bordeaux, Saint Julien
Critical Acclaim: 97
Rating Agency: Wine Spectator

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Chateau Leoville Barton 2000

97 Points Wine Spectator

This is the biggest, most powerful ever from Léoville Barton. Amazingly rich and silky. Lots of chocolate and blackberry aromas, with hints of raspberries. Full-bodied, with silky and round tannins. Great concentration. Long, long finish. Best after 2012.

95 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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. 

94 Points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Full medium ruby. Knockout superripe nose combines black cherry, licorice and exotic spices. Compellingly sweet, lush and complete, with harmonious acids giving the wine lovely vinosity and extending the flavors. Finishes with lush, dusty tannins and superb persistence. A great vintage for Leoville-Barton.

 

 

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