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Chateau Leoville-Barton 2me Cru Classe 2010

Winery: Chateau Leoville-Barton
Region: Saint-Julien
Wine: 2me Cru Classe
Variety: Red Bordeaux
Vintage: 2010
Attributes
UOM: 750ml

A splendid showing, much stronger from bottle than it was from barrel, the Leoville Barton is one of the spectacular wines of the vintage. Inky purple to the rim, its huge tannin gives this wine real potential for 30-50 years of longevity. It is a classic, powerful Bordeaux made with no compromise. A superstar of the vintage, the wine has notes of pen ink and creme de cassis, good acidity, sweet, subtle oak, and massive extraction and concentration. I thought it was one of the most backward wines of the vintage two years ago, and nothing has changed in the ensuing upbringing of the wine in cask except that the wine now seems even richer, denser and fuller than I previously thought. The beautiful purity, symmetry, and huge finish of nearly a minute make this one of the all-time great classics from Leoville Barton. Anticipated maturity: 2028-2065+.

96+ Points - Robert M. Parker, Jr. The Wine Advocate,205.

Price $289.00
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