Another prodigious, but brutally tannic, offering from the affable Anthony Barton, the inky/blue/black-hued 2005 Leoville Barton exhibits a sensational perfume of charcoal, burning embers, underbrush, cedar, creme de cassis, and subtle toasty oak. Painfully concentrated, with full body, admirable purity, and several boatloads of muscular tannin, this St.Julien is built for 50-60 years of cellaring. Its purity and precision are typical of today's winemaking, but Barton is certainly not making a wine for near-term gratification.
Bordeaux Red Blend
Awards and Reviews:
94 / 100, Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
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