1998 Leoville-Barton Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L

  • IWC 92
  • WA 91
  • WS 90

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IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2000
Full ruby. Bright pungent aromas of cassis kirsch and bitter chocolate. Dense sweet and sappy in the mouth with a strong mineral character. Finishes very firm and long with ripe mouthcoating tannins. Classic claret in the... Full ruby. Bright pungent aromas of cassis kirsch and bitter chocolate. Dense sweet and sappy in the mouth with a strong mineral character. Finishes very firm and long with ripe mouthcoating tannins. Classic claret in the making austere in the best sense. 90-92 points
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2001
This opaque purple-colored muscular full-bodied classically made St.-Julien displays impressive concentration chewy highly-extracted flavors of black fruits iron earth and spicy wood and a powerful mouth-feel. A pure... This opaque purple-colored muscular full-bodied classically made St.-Julien displays impressive concentration chewy highly-extracted flavors of black fruits iron earth and spicy wood and a powerful mouth-feel. A pure uncompromising traditionally-styled wine it is to be admired for its authenticity class and quality. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2035. Readers seeking classic muscular extremely long-lived Bordeaux should always keep this outstanding classified growth in mind. It continues to sell for a price well below its intrinsic value.
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2009
Very minty with blackberry and dark currant on the nose. Spicy too. Full-bodied with silky tannins and a spicy floral and currant aftertaste. Solid and very pretty. Give it more time.-'88/'98 Bordeaux blind retrospective... Very minty with blackberry and dark currant on the nose. Spicy too. Full-bodied with silky tannins and a spicy floral and currant aftertaste. Solid and very pretty. Give it more time.-'88/'98 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2008). Best after 2010. 22000 cases made. -JS
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 1998