1996 Leoville-Barton Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 6L

  • WA 93
  • IWC 92
  • WS 91

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WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2016
The 1996 Leoville Barton appears more youthful than the 1996 Langoa Barton in the glass with a healthy deep garnet core. The aromatics unfurl gracefully in the glass revealing briary, wild hedgerow, black truffle and... The 1996 Leoville Barton appears more youthful than the 1996 Langoa Barton in the glass with a healthy deep garnet core. The aromatics unfurl gracefully in the glass revealing briary, wild hedgerow, black truffle and sandalwood scents -- firmly in secondary aroma stage but with appreciable presence and intensity. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin that form its firm and classic structure, spice, white pepper and cloves infusing the slightly animally red berry fruit. This is an adorable Léoville Barton that is occupying a very "happy" place at the moment -- superb precision, old school claret at its best. Decant for an hour no more, then enjoy. Tasted July 2016. - Neal Martin
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 1999
Full ruby color. Blueberry roasted nuts mint and a hint of game on the nose. Fat sweet and multilayered; rich ripe and deep. Offers a generous mouthfeel for a young '96 from the Medoc. Substantial ripe tannins spread out... Full ruby color. Blueberry roasted nuts mint and a hint of game on the nose. Fat sweet and multilayered; rich ripe and deep. Offers a generous mouthfeel for a young '96 from the Medoc. Substantial ripe tannins spread out over the palate. Very long ripe aftertaste. 92 points
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2007
Wild berries on the nose with an exotic flower undertone. Full-bodied with velvety tannins and a long rich finish. Gorgeous red. Give it time.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2008. -JS
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 1996