2000 Leoville-Barton Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WS 97
  • WE 96
  • WA 95
  • IWC 94

Reviews for 2000 Leoville-Barton Bordeaux Blend

WS 97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2003
Amazingly rich and silky. Lots of chocolate and blackberry aromas with hints of raspberries. Full-bodied with silky round tannins. Great concentration. Long long finish. This is the biggest most powerful ever from... Amazingly rich and silky. Lots of chocolate and blackberry aromas with hints of raspberries. Full-bodied with silky round tannins. Great concentration. Long long finish. This is the biggest most powerful ever from Léoville Barton. Best after 2012. 20000 cases made. -JS
WE 96
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2003
Right from the early days of tasting in spring 2001 this was going to be one of the stars of the vintage. And a star it remains. There is big ripe fruit with solid ageworthy tannins. It may not be as powerful as some of... Right from the early days of tasting in spring 2001 this was going to be one of the stars of the vintage. And a star it remains. There is big ripe fruit with solid ageworthy tannins. It may not be as powerful as some of the blockbusters of the vintage but it is certainly more opulent less classical than Léoville-Barton can sometimes be. - R.V.
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2010
I found this to be one of the more backward wines of the 2000 vintage and gave it a window of maturity of 2015-2040 when I reviewed it in 2003. In my two recent tastings of it I changed that window to 2018-2050 which... I found this to be one of the more backward wines of the 2000 vintage and gave it a window of maturity of 2015-2040 when I reviewed it in 2003. In my two recent tastings of it I changed that window to 2018-2050 which probably says more than the following tasting note could say. This is a behemoth - dense highly extracted very tannic broodingly backward with a dense purple color and very little evolution since it was bottled 8 years ago. Wonderfully sweet cedar and fruitcake notes are intermixed with hints of creme de cassis licorice and earthy forest floor. It is full-bodied and tannic with everything in place but like so many wines that come from Leoville Barton it makes a mockery of many modern-day consumers wanting a wine for immediate gratification. Those who bought it should continue to exercise patience and be proud to own a wonderful classic with five decades of longevity ahead of it. 95+
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2003
Full medium ruby. Knockout superripe nose combines black cherry licorice and exotic spices. Compellingly sweet lush and complete with harmonious acids giving the wine lovely vinosity and extending the flavors. Finishes... Full medium ruby. Knockout superripe nose combines black cherry licorice and exotic spices. Compellingly sweet lush and complete with harmonious acids giving the wine lovely vinosity and extending the flavors. Finishes with lush dusty tannins and superb persistence. A great vintage for Leoville-Barton.