2010 Leoville-Barton Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • Best
    seller
  • WE 100
  • NM 98
  • JS 97
  • JL 96
  • WA 96
  • WS 96
  • IWC 94

Reviews for 2010 Leoville-Barton Bordeaux Blend

WE 100
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2013
A magnificently solid wine initially severe. At this young stage the tannins dominate in a wine that also reveals a full fruit salad bowl of black fruits. Very dense concentrated this is a wine that's even better than the... A magnificently solid wine initially severe. At this young stage the tannins dominate in a wine that also reveals a full fruit salad bowl of black fruits. Very dense concentrated this is a wine that's even better than the legendary 2005. The structure tells of its extraordinary aging potential: don't even attempt to drink this for 10 years. - R.V.
NM 98
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2011
Tasted at the chateau and twice at the UGC the Leoville-Barton is a touch more timid than the Langoa at this stage but it opens up to reveal blackberry cassis violets and a touch of cedar quite Margaux-like in profile... Tasted at the chateau and twice at the UGC the Leoville-Barton is a touch more timid than the Langoa at this stage but it opens up to reveal blackberry cassis violets and a touch of cedar quite Margaux-like in profile. The palate is full-bodied with exquisite purity insistent grippy tannins a seamless texture like the Langoa and harmonious towards the long refined velvety finish. Gorgeous from head to toe. Drink 2020-
JS 97
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, November 2013
Aromas of pure blackberries and violets follow through to a full body, with super velvety tannins and a delicious balance of sweet fruit, light vanilla and nuts. Really savory and beautiful. Superb wine. I like this... Aromas of pure blackberries and violets follow through to a full body, with super velvety tannins and a delicious balance of sweet fruit, light vanilla and nuts. Really savory and beautiful. Superb wine. I like this better than 2009. Try in 2018.
JL 96
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
Deep ruby with purple accents cassis earth and spice aromas open to a big mouthful of juicy chewy tannic cabernet sauvignon. While tannic and broad shouldered the tannins are soft and round. This is one of my favorite... Deep ruby with purple accents cassis earth and spice aromas open to a big mouthful of juicy chewy tannic cabernet sauvignon. While tannic and broad shouldered the tannins are soft and round. This is one of my favorite vintages of Leoville Barton. Like all the estates wines this will age well but it should be accessible earlier than 2005.
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2013
A splendid showing, much stronger from bottle than it was from barrel, the Leoville Barton is one of the spectacular wines of the vintage. Inky purple to the rim, its huge tannin gives this wine real potential for 30-50... A splendid showing, much stronger from bottle than it was from barrel, the Leoville Barton is one of the spectacular wines of the vintage. Inky purple to the rim, its huge tannin gives this wine real potential for 30-50 years of longevity. It is a classic, powerful Bordeaux made with no compromise. A superstar of the vintage, the wine has notes of pen ink and creme de cassis, good acidity, sweet, subtle oak, and massive extraction and concentration. I thought it was one of the most backward wines of the vintage two years ago, and nothing has changed in the ensuing upbringing of the wine in cask except that the wine now seems even richer, denser and fuller than I previously thought. The beautiful purity, symmetry, and huge finish of nearly a minute make this one of the all-time great classics from Leoville Barton. Anticipated maturity: 2028-2065+. 96+ - Robert Parker
WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2013
Takes a modern approach, with dark mocha- and espresso-infused toast leading the way, featuring an extra ganache kicker before dark currant preserves and roasted plum fruit strides in. Dense and extracted through the... Takes a modern approach, with dark mocha- and espresso-infused toast leading the way, featuring an extra ganache kicker before dark currant preserves and roasted plum fruit strides in. Dense and extracted through the polished finish, this features a charcoal spine that gives rise to extra blueberry and pastis notes. Should cruise in the cellar. Best from 2018 through 2038. – JM
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2013
Deep ruby. Very ripe, powerful aromas of blackberry, cassis, licorice and bitter chocolate. Sweet, dense, ripe and deep, with outstanding purity and intensity to its plush black fruit and spice flavors. This has the... Deep ruby. Very ripe, powerful aromas of blackberry, cassis, licorice and bitter chocolate. Sweet, dense, ripe and deep, with outstanding purity and intensity to its plush black fruit and spice flavors. This has the sweetness of a great Napa Valley cabernet along with buns of steel. Finishes with penetrating fruit and outstanding verve and persistence. For all its creamy richness, this should be extremely long-lived. 94+
JJB 96
Alex Shaw - JJ Buckley, April 2011
73% cabernet sauvignon 17% merlot 10% cabernet franc. 60% new oak. An expressive perfumed nose offers black cherry currant and cassis with secondary notes of violet cedar and a touch of wild spice. Broad and expansive on... 73% cabernet sauvignon 17% merlot 10% cabernet franc. 60% new oak. An expressive perfumed nose offers black cherry currant and cassis with secondary notes of violet cedar and a touch of wild spice. Broad and expansive on the palate the dark fruits are intense without being overwrought and the tannins are prominent yet remarkably silky for such a youthful Bordeaux. With all the elements balanced beautifully this has the potential for true greatness. Enjoy over the next 30 years.