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2005 Leoville-Barton Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • MS98
  • WE97
  • WS96
  • JS96
  • WA94
  • ST94
  • JR93

Reviews

MS98
Mike Supple - JJ Buckley, January 2013
Extremely dark thick inky purple color. Cassis and black fruit. Notes of coffee chocolate as well as a slight perfume of roses and eucalyptus. Huge ripe juicy tannins this is a very balanced wine with a nice very long... Extremely dark thick inky purple color. Cassis and black fruit. Notes of coffee chocolate as well as a slight perfume of roses and eucalyptus. Huge ripe juicy tannins this is a very balanced wine with a nice very long finish of ripe rapsberries with graphite edges. Not overdone.
WE97
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, January 2013
Power and elegance merge effortlessly in this superb wine. Its pure black currant fruit is tightly coiled supported by just the right amount of firm tannins. Great aging potential. A triumph. - R.V.
WS96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
Delivers breathtaking aromas of blackberry currant licorice and flowers. Full-bodied with a solid core of fruit and supersilky tannins. Dark chocolate currant berry and licorice follow through. This is racy and beautiful... Delivers breathtaking aromas of blackberry currant licorice and flowers. Full-bodied with a solid core of fruit and supersilky tannins. Dark chocolate currant berry and licorice follow through. This is racy and beautiful. Best after 2015. 20375 cases made.
JS96
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2013
This offers aromas of spices dried dark fruits meat and berries. Full and muscular on the palate with strong tannins and a long long finish. This is very powerful and chewy but a little bit tight. This is a wine for the... This offers aromas of spices dried dark fruits meat and berries. Full and muscular on the palate with strong tannins and a long long finish. This is very powerful and chewy but a little bit tight. This is a wine for the cellar. Don't touch this until 2018.
WA94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
Another prodigious but brutally tannic offering from the affable Anthony Barton the inky/blue/black-hued 2005 Leoville Barton exhibits a sensational perfume of charcoal burning embers underbrush cedar creme de cassis and... Another prodigious but brutally tannic offering from the affable Anthony Barton the inky/blue/black-hued 2005 Leoville Barton exhibits a sensational perfume of charcoal burning embers underbrush cedar creme de cassis and subtle toasty oak. Painfully concentrated (much like the 2000 was at the same stage) with full body admirable purity and several boatloads of muscular tannin this St.-Julien is built for 50-60 years of cellaring. Its purity and precision are typical of today's winemaking but Barton is certainly not making a wine for near-term gratification. This is another 2005 that will require enormous patience. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2065.
ST94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
Deep ruby. Wonderfully perfumed nose offers cassis minerals tobacco flowers mocha and truffle. Bright mineral-driven and concentrated with terrific underlying backbone giving energy and definition to the dark berry... Deep ruby. Wonderfully perfumed nose offers cassis minerals tobacco flowers mocha and truffle. Bright mineral-driven and concentrated with terrific underlying backbone giving energy and definition to the dark berry mineral and chocolate flavors. There's a floral lift here that's exhilarating to find in the very ripe 2005 vintage. Finishes very long and classy with a firm tannic spine. An outstanding vintage for this wine.
JR93
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson, January 2013
Looks very youthful. Tight, concentrated and very focused. Luscious texture and a wine that slides across the palate. There is masses of tannin on the finish but it is ripe enough. This could be Barton. Very youthful but... Looks very youthful. Tight, concentrated and very focused. Luscious texture and a wine that slides across the palate. There is masses of tannin on the finish but it is ripe enough. This could be Barton. Very youthful but convincing. Bone dry in Barton style compared with the sweetness of Ducru-Beaucaillou. 18/20