2002 Leoville-Barton Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 92
  • IWC 91
  • NM 91

Reviews for 2002 Leoville-Barton Bordeaux Blend

WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2005
Even better from bottle than from cask, and one of the finest wines of the vintage, this dense purple-colored 2002 reveals wonderfully sweet notes of charcoal, fresh mushrooms, smoke, earth, leather, cassis, and cedar... Even better from bottle than from cask, and one of the finest wines of the vintage, this dense purple-colored 2002 reveals wonderfully sweet notes of charcoal, fresh mushrooms, smoke, earth, leather, cassis, and cedar. Full-bodied, highly extracted, broodingly backward, dense, and deep, this impressively endowed offering is built for the long term. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2028. - Robert Parker
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2005
91+ Good deep ruby-red. Complex nose melds black cherry, cedar, graphite, menthol and chocolate. Cool, penetrating flavors of blue and black fruits, minerals, licorice and menthol, with hints of chocolatey ripeness... 91+ Good deep ruby-red. Complex nose melds black cherry, cedar, graphite, menthol and chocolate. Cool, penetrating flavors of blue and black fruits, minerals, licorice and menthol, with hints of chocolatey ripeness. Rather laid-back Bordeaux , with the structure for mid-term aging. Finishes with firm but fine tannins and lovely length.
NM 91
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, January 2010
Tasted blind at Farr’s 2002 Bordeaux tasting. A rather taciturn nose but there is obviously good fruit intensity coiled up inside, blackberry, graphite and a touch of iodine. The palate is full-bodied with a lot of dry... Tasted blind at Farr’s 2002 Bordeaux tasting. A rather taciturn nose but there is obviously good fruit intensity coiled up inside, blackberry, graphite and a touch of iodine. The palate is full-bodied with a lot of dry extract, tannic, austere and rather stoic. Very “classic” in style, but certainly good breeding that will blossom in the future.