Source: Interim – May 2016, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 30th May 2016, (RP-92)
Tasted at Bordeaux Index’s annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Chateau L?oville-Barton has a surprisingly rich and opulent bouquet at first, although it calms down with aeration, offering crushed violet and black cherry scents, reminiscent of a fine Margaux. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip in the mouth. Here the class begins to appear with fine balance and poise, but like the Langoa, it lacquers the mouth with tannins and feels very backward, surprising given the vintage. Cellar this for another decade, folks. Tasted January 2016.
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