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CHATEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON, 2017

SAINT-JULIEN

“The 2014 Leoville Barton is one of the must-buys of the vintage. Now in bottle, it has a very pure bouquet that gains intensity in the glass, laden with blackberry and raspberry coulis scents, cold wet stone, a wonderful mineralité that becomes more conspicuous with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with tensile tannin, a fine line of acidity that lends this precision and nervosité. There is class and sophistication in situ, not a powerful Léoville Barton, but beautifully poised. This is just a brilliant forerunner to the 2015 and it should represent great value.” - Robert Parker 94/100

CHARACTERISTICS

CLASSIFICATION 2nd Grand Cru Classé
GRAPE VARIETIES 83% of cabernet sauvignon, 15% of merlot, 2% of cabernet franc
AROMAS Black fruits, blackberry, raspberry, wet stone, dried flowers
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING Stuffed duckling with foie gras
WINEMAKING Winemaking in thermo-regulated wood vats depending on the plots. Wine ages then in 60% of new French oak barrels for 16 to 18 months, in a 15 degree cellar.
BOTTLE SIZE 75 CL

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Regular price 94,00 € T.T.C.
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Détail du vignoble

AGRICULTURE Sustainable
GRAPE VARIETIES

74% of cabernet sauvignon, 23% of merlot, 3% of cabernet franc

VINEYARD SURFACE AREA 50 hectares
ANNUAL PRODUCTION 200,000 bottles
HARVEST Manual
SOIL

Sol composed of gravel hilltop on a gravelly-clayey subsoil

Histoire et anecdotes

In the 19th century, the Leoville estate, in Saint-Julien appellation (Medoc), was one of the largest crus. It was divided in three estates afterwards: Château Léoville Las Cases, Château Léoville Barton, Château Léoville Poyferré. Hugh Barton from Ireland bought a part of the Léoville estate in 1826, which confirmed the Château Léoville Barton’s creation (still the Barton family’s estate). Its wines’ finesse led it to be classified as Second Grand Cru in the 1855 classification.
CHATEAU LÉOVILLE BARTON

Caractéristiques

CHARACTERISTICS

CLASSIFICATION 2nd Grand Cru Classé
GRAPE VARIETIES 83% of cabernet sauvignon, 15% of merlot, 2% of cabernet franc
AROMAS Black fruits, blackberry, raspberry, wet stone, dried flowers
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING Stuffed duckling with foie gras
WINEMAKING Winemaking in thermo-regulated wood vats depending on the plots. Wine ages then in 60% of new French oak barrels for 16 to 18 months, in a 15 degree cellar.
BOTTLE SIZE 75 CL