Chateau Leoville Barton 2014 - Case of 12 Bottles (75cl)
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.
Country/Region: France, Saint-Julien
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon 83%, Merlot 15%, Cabernet Franc 2%
Packaging: OWC - 12x750ml
Robert Parker: 94 /100