2010 Leoville-Barton Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 3L

  • WE 100
  • JS 98
  • NM 98
  • WS 97
  • IWC 96
  • JL 96
  • WA 93

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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.
JS 98
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
This is phenomenal with dark fruits with cassis and blackberries Full and super silky with incredible fruit and ripe tannins. It goes on and on. So much depth of fruit here. Barton is on a roll again in this vintage.
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-
WS 97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
Dark and winey with a terrific core of plum and macerated black currant fruit woven with a note of black cherry reduction. Tarry but polished. Grippy but velvety. And plenty long. -J.M.
IWC 96
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2011
Deep inky-purple. Knockout aromas of smoky plum chocolate-coated blackcurrant balsamic vinegar and aromatic herbs. Suave sweet and fine-grained with creamy-rich cassis smoke and sweet spice flavors given definition by... Deep inky-purple. Knockout aromas of smoky plum chocolate-coated blackcurrant balsamic vinegar and aromatic herbs. Suave sweet and fine-grained with creamy-rich cassis smoke and sweet spice flavors given definition by firm acidity. Finishes with subtly powerful building length and fully ripe tannins. This strikes me as the best Leoville Barton in years a really mesmerizing wine that's already remarkably pliant and accessible but also has a great future ahead of it. Drink from 2018 through 2040.
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 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010: The 2010 Leoville Barton was almost impossible to evaluate because of its highly extracted masculine muscular style. However it exhibits a dense purple color along with surprising amounts of oak excruciatingly... 2010: The 2010 Leoville Barton was almost impossible to evaluate because of its highly extracted masculine muscular style. However it exhibits a dense purple color along with surprising amounts of oak excruciatingly painful tannin levels good acidity and a massive mouthfeel. One of the biggest most backward wines of the vintage forget it for a decade and drink it over the following 30+ years. Unfortunately I have passed the age where it makes sense to buy a wine such as this.
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.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2010