Langoa Barton 2007

SubregionSt Julien

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Tasting Notes

The dark-colored 2007 Langoa Barton may be too angular, austere, and excessively extracted. This masculine, hard wine may or may not settle down, but it is not a style of wine that's conducive to the lightness and charm of a vintage such as 2007. Time will tell. Forget it for 3-4 years, and keep your fingers crossed. Drink 2013.

Score: 87Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (188), April 2010

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Score: 87/89Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (176), April 2008

A blend of 77.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 7.5% Cabernet Franc. This has a ripe blackberry, violet tinged nose that is perhaps lacking the clarity and vigour that it often shows at this stage. A touch of seashells become apparent in the glass. The palate is full-bodied, quite sinewy comparative to other Saint Juliens with good concentration and purity of fruit with no signs of under-ripeness. The Langoa 2007 has a persistent finish with good depth and focus with blackberry and cedar to the fore. Very fine, as usual. Tasted April 2008

Score: 90/91Neal Martin,, April 2008

Lovely ripe fruit, with blackberry and cherry character and chocolate undertones. Long finish. Soft texture.

Score: 88/91James Suckling,, April 2008

Blueish purple still! A certain attractive silkiness - not as solid as, say, Lagrange. Lovely texture and freshness even if not much density and succulence. Dry finish but great balance and energy. But not for the long term.Drink 2013-2020. Date tasted 20th Oct 09.

Score: 17Jancis Robinson MW,, October 2009

Very dark crimson. Sweet blackberries on the nose – much riper than most. Very flashy! Tastes like Rolland style even if I can’t immediately think of a St-Julien where Rolland consults. Blind, this didn’t taste like a wine from the Barton stable to me…, although it was certainly much more luscious than the Léoville Barton. Drink 2011-15

Score: 16Jancis Robinson MW,, April 2008

Medium ruby-red. Black raspberry, smoke and sexy oak on the nose. Supple and pliant, with rather soft chocolate and plum flavors lifted by a floral nuance. On the light side (the alcohol is a modest 12.5%) and lacking a bit of thrust, but gracefully made and likely to give early pleasure.

Score: 86/88Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, June 2008

The nose has lots of power, very black fruit rich. On the palate cassis is fleshed out by black plum, brightened by some bilberry, the fresher flavours give it an attractive elegance. Lots of fruit shows at the back and will add to the weight given time.

Score: 87/91Derek Smedley MW, April 2008

Fine black-red, precise but ripe blackcurrant fruit with slight cedary elements, elegant and long flavours, no greenness nor hollowness, and very good in the leaner 2007 style. Drink 2013-22. 4 stars.

Score: 17Decanter Magazine,

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