La Réserve de Léoville Barton 2016

RegionBordeaux
SubregionSt Julien
ColourRed
TypeStill


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Bordeaux2016La Réserve de Léoville BartonBT70250.001289 NMAdd to Basket
Bordeaux2016La Réserve de Léoville BartonMG20255.00689 NMAdd to Basket
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Tasting Notes

The 2016 La Réserve de Léoville Barton has a well-defined bouquet of crisp red fruit (strawberry and cranberry), plus touches of crushed stone tucked underneath. The medium-bodied palate offers light tannins and a fine bead of acidity. Quite elegant in style, with a precise finish. Classic Claret – no more, no less. Tasted blind at the Southwold tasting. 2020 - 2030

Score: 89Neal Martin, vinous.com, August 2020

The 2016 La Réserve de Léoville Barton has pleasant light blackberry, raspberry and rose petal scents on the nose; hints of melted tar and licorice develop with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, smooth texture and gentle grip. I like the focus and finesse displayed by this second wine, which should offer 8 to 10 years of pleasure if you can resist temptation.

Score: 89Neal Martin, vinous.com, January 2019

The 2016 La Reserve de Léoville-Barton is a very pretty second wine. Stylistically, the Reserve is a bit riper and more overt than readers are likely to expect from Léoville Barton, but that is not a bad thing for a wine that is meant to be enjoyed on the young side. Succulent dark cherry, plum, chocolate, leather and spice are all generous in this racy Saint-Julien.

Score: 90Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, January 2019

Tasted blind. Very dry and ambitious. Not very charming but there is a lot of (pretty dry) fruit packed in there.
Drink 2026 – 2038

Score: 15.5Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, February 2020

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