Château Léoville-Barton 2016 – Saint-Julien, Cru Classé

Château Léoville-Barton 2016 – Saint-Julien, Cru Classé

The nose is elegant, charmin, racy and offers a fine silkyness, complexity as well as a beautiful finesse in its power. This wine should be decanted. It reveals notes of wild blackberry and small wild black fruits associated with small touches of wild strawberry, violet, liquorice, hints of caramelized oak, Bourbon vanilla as well as very discreet hints of hazelnut/ripe almond and grilled/coffee. The palate is elegant, beautifully defined, racy, structured and offers a beautiful ripe/fleshy fruit, a beautiful density/intensity, power (but controled) as well as a fine acidulous frame. On the palate this wine expresses notes of fleshy black cherry, fleshy blackberry and more slightly fleshy/juicy black cherry associated with fine touches of wild red fruits as well as hints of liquorice, chocolate and toasted. Tannins are elegant and well-built. There are fine touches of caramelized oak on the finish/persistence.

Note (Score): 17.5+/20

Note (Score): 95-96/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 01/2019

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée (Sustainable Agriculture)

Type (Kind): Rouge (Red)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille (Bottle)

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Non (No)