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Langoa Barton 2019

SubregionSt Julien
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc

Léoville Barton's smaller sister Chateau. Grape varieties, viticulture and vinification are similar to those of Léoville. Quality is often very similar too. Classic claret is produced here with real Cabernet Sauvignon "grip" and class. There are currently 20 hectares in production, with an average vine age of 35 years.

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Bordeaux2019Langoa Barton RecommendedBT25 \ 0 300420.001293/95 NM30046.66666666666795.0093.00Langoa Barton0.7510
Bordeaux2019Langoa BartonBT62 \ 012210.00693/95 NM1246.66666666666795.0093.00Langoa Barton0.7510
Bordeaux2019Langoa Barton RecommendedMG16 \ 0 96430.00693/95 NM9647.77777733333395.0093.00Langoa Barton1.510
Bordeaux2019Langoa BartonDM11190.00bt93/95 NM163.33333333333395.0093.00Langoa Barton310
Bordeaux2019Langoa BartonIM11380.00bt93/95 NM163.33333333333395.0093.00Langoa Barton610
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Tasting Notes

The 2019 Langoa Barton has a very typical Langoa nose, which is a good thing, sporting vivacious black cherries, blackberry, crushed iris, cedar and light blood orange scents lurking offstage. Lovely oak integration here. The palate is beautifully defined on the entry, a structured almost big-boned Langoa with enormous grip on the spicy finish. I love the generosity of this Saint-Julien, one that I suspect will be seductive on release but don't be deceived - it deserves cellaring lest you get a smacked wrist for being impatient. 2026 - 2055.

Neal Martin, vinous.com, June 2020

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2019 Langoa Barton is a very pleasant surprise, singing of Black Forest cake, raspberry preserves and warm blackcurrants notions with suggestions of chocolate mint, forest floor and pencil shavings plus a hint of cinnamon toast. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has jaw-dropping tension and intensity, featuring ripe, grainy tannins and bags of evocative red and black fruits, finishing with a lively lift. The style of this 2019 is worlds away from the also very impressive 2018, showcasing an even brighter, immediately impactful and downright flamboyant side to the estate. Color me impressed! 2024 - 2050

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (July Week ), July 2020

Plenty of blackberry, currant and floral aromas. Some mint as well, following through to a full-bodied palate with layers of ultra-fine tannins and wonderful length. This is sophisticated and beautifully crafted with style and personality, displaying its terroir. Extremely well done. Drink after 2025

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, December 2021

Very finely textured with pure blue fruit and lavender and violet undertones. It’s full-bodied with pure, focused fruit. Extremely long and refined. Clearly better than the 2018.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, June 2020

The 2019 Langoa Barton is fleshy, succulent and a great example of the year. Soft contours and pliant fruit give the 2019 tons of immediacy. Red plum, pomegranate, sweet spice, mint and blood orange all meld together in a rich, seamless Saint-Julien that will drink well right out of the gate. Langoa-Barton has really come on strong in the last few vintages; the 2019 is another terrific edition.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, June 2020
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67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc.
Dark glowing purplish crimson. Perfumed, high-toned, intriguing nose. Very youthful indeed but all the elements are there for a pretty glorious long life. Bone-dry finish but true to the estate. 14%
Drink 2028 – 2046

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, December 2021

The 2019 is a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc. Saturate purple colour in the glass. The nose is expansive and enticing, layering ripe cassis and bramble fruits with savoury restraint. Cedar, baking spices, liquorice and nutmeg all come through. The palate is just as impressive, with great density at the core. Bursting with black fruits, it is highly seductive and powerful, but matched by mouthcoating, ripe tannins. The balance of fruit and tannin makes it more approachable than the Léoville Barton at this stage, but the structure and power are still there to make for a long, open drinking window. Complex and expansive with a very moreish flavour profile, with waves of spice, smoke and wood coming through, this is a hugely impressive wine for the money. Very long through to the finish, this is without doubt one of the finest Langoa Bartons ever made.

Thomas Parker MW, Farr Vintners, November 2021

The 2019 is a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc, with ageing to take place in 60% new French oak as normal. A deep, rich ruby colour in the glass, matched by an evocatively rich nose of brambly fruit and subtle spices from the oak. The palate has superb density and richness, with chalky, mouthcoating tannins and intense, layered black fruits. There are accents of dried flowers and red fruits, lifting the palate and adding a little more approachability than the Léoville Barton, but this is still deep, powerful and ageworthy. The finish is long, harmonious and precise, and continues the excellent form of Langoa Barton in recent years.

Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, May 2020

A brilliant wine to seek out to showcase how Duhart is being skilfully worked to deepen its flavour profile and beef up its mid palate, and to soften up tannins that can be austere when young. Here you find a tenderness and a velvety quality to the structure, along with cool blue and black fruits. Still unmistakably Pauillac, majoring on cassis, pencil lead and cedar wood, all standing to attention and confident of giving you many years of service. Very good quality, delivering on its En Primeur promise.

Jane Anson, JaneAnson.com, January 2022

Muscular tannins here, a little less succulent than the 2018 vintage but with greater structure and control, along with St Julien finesse. This is flush with cassis and blueberry fruits, alongside liquorice root, black chocolate, dark pepper spice, a ton of bristling tannins and a fresh core. Another brilliant vintage for a resurgent Langoa.

Jane Anson, JaneAnson.com, January 2022

Silky blackberry and bilberry fruits, this is a brilliant Langoa, with concentration and lift that pull you both forwards and upwards through the palate. For me this is more successful than the 2018 because it delivers an absolute punch of fruits but gently so, with elegance and control that is very St Julien. Grilled cedar finish, great stuff. Drinking Window 2027 - 2042

Jane Anson, Decanter.com, June 2020

67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc. Barrel sample.
Attractive nose of dark fruit with a savoury edge. Palate joyous and juicy with plenty of lift, the tannins ripe and smooth. Clean, long and harmonious. Everything in its place. (JL)
Drink 2026 – 2038

James Lawther MW, JancisRobinson.com, June 2020
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