2005 Leoville-Barton Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 6L
  • WE 97
  • JS 96
  • WS 96
  • NM 95
  • IWC 94
  • WA 92

Reviews for 2005 Leoville-Barton Bordeaux Blend

WE 97
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2008
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.
JS 96
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, December 2010
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.
WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2008
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.
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, February 2015
The Château Léoville-Barton 2005 has a more multi-dimensional bouquet compared to the Langoa with blackberry, bilberry, a hint of “Liquorice All Sorts” and crème de cassis. The palate is medium-bodied with dense ripe... The Château Léoville-Barton 2005 has a more multi-dimensional bouquet compared to the Langoa with blackberry, bilberry, a hint of “Liquorice All Sorts” and crème de cassis. The palate is medium-bodied with dense ripe tannins, a gentle but insistent grip and superb delineation on the finish that reins the power back in, ensuring that this Barton is linear, classic in style. There is great persistence here – a Saint Julien from the top drawer that will give as much pleasure to you as your kids (once they reach drinking age of course).
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2008
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.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015
Léoville Barton’s 2005 has an inky ruby/purple color and shows fairly high tannin levels, but the balance is slightly better that the Langoa Barton, which is very hard. This is probably a 30-year wine and needs at least... Léoville Barton’s 2005 has an inky ruby/purple color and shows fairly high tannin levels, but the balance is slightly better that the Langoa Barton, which is very hard. This is probably a 30-year wine and needs at least another 20 years of cellaring, and while the tannins are high, they are balanced more thoroughly and competently. With deep cassis and red currant fruit, the wine is earthy, spicy, medium to full-bodied, and needs at least another decade. Drink it between 2025 and 2050. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
JJB 98
Mike Supple - JJ Buckley, April 2006
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.