Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: December 3, 2019 (JS-97)
Terrific intensity of dark berries, almost peppery blackcurrants and violets with attractive and integrated, spicy oak and an earthy edge. The palate has a super powerful and long, linear core with plenty of fruit flesh strapped in tight for a long and thrilling ride into the finish. A blend of 86 per cent cabernet and 14 per cent merlot. Try from 2024.
Source: Interim End of November 2018, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 30th Nov 2018 (RP-95 )
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Leoville Barton delivers a superstar nose of cr?me de cassis, plum preserves and blueberry compote with suggestions of fragrant earth, unsmoked cigars, licorice and cedar chest. Medium to full-bodied, rich and seductive with firm yet velvety tannins, it has a decadently rich finish.
86% Cabernet Sauvignon
DATES OF MANUAL HARVEST
From 29th September to 1st October (Merlot), then from 5th to 13th October
Intense ruby colour, the nose reveals vivid notes of black fruits (black cherry, blackcurrant, blueberry) with a touch of ink. The mouth is ample, powerful and you feel the freshness of the red fruits. The tannins are delicate with a long finish.