2008 Leoville-Barton Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
2008 Leoville-Barton Bordeaux Blend
  • WE 96
  • JS 94
  • DC 92
  • JD 92
  • JL 92
  • WA 92
  • NM 91
  • WS 91

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WE 96
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.  
JS 94
jamessuckling.com, June 2016
This was always one of the wines of the vintage with currant, cassis and chocolate aromas and flavors. Full body, chewy and polished tannins and a fresh and fine finish. Tight now but so beautiful. Decant a couple of...   This was always one of the wines of the vintage with currant, cassis and chocolate aromas and flavors. Full body, chewy and polished tannins and a fresh and fine finish. Tight now but so beautiful. Decant a couple of hours before serving.  
DC 92
Decanter, January 2018
This is an excellent St-Julien with a brisk attack and a rather lovely restrained, savoury edge to the tightly structured black fruits. It has great texture, and a silkier flesh to the fruit which has depth and...   This is an excellent St-Julien with a brisk attack and a rather lovely restrained, savoury edge to the tightly structured black fruits. It has great texture, and a silkier flesh to the fruit which has depth and persistence. Fully ripe but not tiptoeing a single centimetre over the line - nor under it, unlike a few in this vintage. A good job.  
JD 92
jebdunnuck.com, February 2019
A fresh, elegant, incredibly classic wine from this estate, the 2008 Léoville Barton shows the concentrated yet focused, masculine style of the vintage. Ample graphite, cassis, violets, and cedarwood notes all flow to a...   A fresh, elegant, incredibly classic wine from this estate, the 2008 Léoville Barton shows the concentrated yet focused, masculine style of the vintage. Ample graphite, cassis, violets, and cedarwood notes all flow to a medium-bodied Saint-Julien that has good acidity, present tannins, and terrific purity of fruit. It offers pleasure today, in a firm, classical sense, yet needs another 4-5 years of bottle age to hit maturity and will cruise for another 25+ years.  
JL 92
TheWineCellarInsider.com, September 2018
Tobacco leaf, cigar wrapper, cedar and green pepper corns are the first thing you notice. Full bodied, quite crisp and sharp, this is concentrated, peppery and crisp. This will be much better with 5-8 more years in the...   Tobacco leaf, cigar wrapper, cedar and green pepper corns are the first thing you notice. Full bodied, quite crisp and sharp, this is concentrated, peppery and crisp. This will be much better with 5-8 more years in the cellar. 92 Points Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=2008&wine=Chateau%20Leoville%20Barton  
WA 92
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.  
NM 91
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+  
WS 91
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  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2008
Size 750ML