2003 Leoville-Barton Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 6L
  • WS 98
  • WA 96
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 2003 Leoville-Barton Bordeaux Blend

WS 98
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2006
Intense blackberry and cherry with hints of currant. Toasted oak and sweet tobacco too. Roses and other flowers such as lilacs. Full-bodied with masses of tannins yet incredibly long and seductive. Best after 2012. 18330... Intense blackberry and cherry with hints of currant. Toasted oak and sweet tobacco too. Roses and other flowers such as lilacs. Full-bodied with masses of tannins yet incredibly long and seductive. Best after 2012. 18330 cases made. (JS)
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2014
A spectacular success, the opaque plum-colored 2003 Leoville Barton is still on the young side of its plateau of maturity. It exhibits a striking bouquet of forest floor and black currants as well as a full-bodied... A spectacular success, the opaque plum-colored 2003 Leoville Barton is still on the young side of its plateau of maturity. It exhibits a striking bouquet of forest floor and black currants as well as a full-bodied, exuberant, youthful style, an opaque plum/ruby color, a lot of complexity, and striking depth and richness. This is a profound, stunning effort from Anthony Barton and his team. Bravo! It should continue to provide immense pleasure for 20-30 years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2006
($99-$150) Good medium ruby. Explosive nose of black raspberry coffee and leather. Hugely rich dense and sweet with deep flavors of currant plum and chocolate complicated by underlying minerality. Wonderfully dense and... ($99-$150) Good medium ruby. Explosive nose of black raspberry coffee and leather. Hugely rich dense and sweet with deep flavors of currant plum and chocolate complicated by underlying minerality. Wonderfully dense and full on the back end with broad tannins and palate-staining length. Today the 2005 comes off as dry by comparison. A standout of the vintage and likely to be long-lived in the context of the year. 93 points