2008 Leoville-Barton Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WE 96
  • IWC 93
  • WA 92
  • WS 91
  • NM 91

Reviews for 2008 Leoville-Barton Bordeaux Blend

WE 96
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, April 2011
<strong> # 12 on Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2011</strong>; A dense beautifully structured wine. It shows intense ripe fruit with balanced acidity. It's the fine tannins that give it such... <strong> # 12 on Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2011</strong>; A dense beautifully structured wine. It shows intense ripe fruit with balanced acidity. It's the fine tannins that give it such class surrounding the fruit promising long aging. This is a classic for Léoville-Barton. R.V.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2011
Bright ruby. Sexy ripe nose combines cassis Cuban cigar tobacco licorice and minerals. Sweet tactile and intense with concentrated sharply delineated flavors of dark fruits and minerals. Densely packed ripe and deep. ... Bright ruby. Sexy ripe nose combines cassis Cuban cigar tobacco licorice and minerals. Sweet tactile and intense with concentrated sharply delineated flavors of dark fruits and minerals. Densely packed ripe and deep. Offers a lovely combination of silky texture firm structure and the aromatic lift and nuance of the vintage's best examples. Should age gracefully for at least 15 years.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
Typically extracted and powerful (which is atypical in a vintage such as 2008) this offering may lack charm but it is "locked and loaded" with plenty of background oak huge black cherry and black currant fruit medium to... Typically extracted and powerful (which is atypical in a vintage such as 2008) this offering may lack charm but it is "locked and loaded" with plenty of background oak huge black cherry and black currant fruit medium to full body and a boatload of tannin. Forget it for 8-10 years and drink it over the following three decades.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2011
Alluring with warm fig sauce plum and currant paste notes liberally laced with espresso bean and dark roasted vanilla bean notes. Fleshy but focused with the roasted edge adding definition and length. Drink now through... Alluring with warm fig sauce plum and currant paste notes liberally laced with espresso bean and dark roasted vanilla bean notes. Fleshy but focused with the roasted edge adding definition and length. Drink now through 2019. -JM
NM 91
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, February 2012
Tasted ex-château and single blind in Southwold. The Leoville Barton 2008 has a very ripe opulent bouquet that reminded me of Poyferré! It has impressive definition and purity; very good lift but there is a lot of oak to... Tasted ex-château and single blind in Southwold. The Leoville Barton 2008 has a very ripe opulent bouquet that reminded me of Poyferré! It has impressive definition and purity; very good lift but there is a lot of oak to be subsumed. The palate is medium-bodied with a succulent velvety entry that disguises its serious tannic backbone. It is very stylish and suave although there is just a touch of dryness towards the finish. I think it will improve with another decade on the clock. Tasted January 2012. 91+
JJB 94
John Sweeney - JJ Buckley, April 2009
This has an extremely flowery nose as well as notes of red raspberry and a slight earthy/herbal note that adds complexity to this wine. On the palate I get violets cassis caramel and lavender. Copious tannins are... This has an extremely flowery nose as well as notes of red raspberry and a slight earthy/herbal note that adds complexity to this wine. On the palate I get violets cassis caramel and lavender. Copious tannins are present but are smooth and silky.