2011 Leoville-Barton Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 375ML
  • NM 95
  • WE 95
  • JS 92
  • WS 92
  • VN 91
  • JR 90

Reviews for 2011 Leoville-Barton Bordeaux Blend

NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
The Leoville Barton has a very elegant bouquet that takes time to unfurl. There are lovely notes of blackberry dark plum and a touch of graphite. It unfurls beautifully if you lend it five minutes. The palate is very well... The Leoville Barton has a very elegant bouquet that takes time to unfurl. There are lovely notes of blackberry dark plum and a touch of graphite. It unfurls beautifully if you lend it five minutes. The palate is very well balanced with fine tannins good substance very elegant and refined with a natural slightly earthy finish that is long in the mouth. Superb persistency - this is one of the top Saint Julien wines. Tasted April 2012.
WE 95
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2014
Great swathes of fruit cross the tannic core in this impressive wine. Hints of wood aging peek out from beneath the sumptuous richness and spice. It is ripe, dense and obviously set for long aging. Drink from 2018.
JS 92
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2014
A sleek, refined wine with blueberry, mineral and dried-flower character. Medium to full body with firm tannins. Bright and racy. Better in 2018.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2014
This has some slightly rugged grip, with a prominent charcoal frame. Delivers ample flesh at the core, offering plum cake, currant preserves and smoldering tobacco leaf notes, offset by a tangy hint of anise. Should... This has some slightly rugged grip, with a prominent charcoal frame. Delivers ample flesh at the core, offering plum cake, currant preserves and smoldering tobacco leaf notes, offset by a tangy hint of anise. Should settle in well enough after modest cellaring. Best from 2016 through 2026. – JM
VN 91
Vinous - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, July 2014
Bright, deep red-ruby. Sexy aromas of raspberry preserves, cola, incense and violet. Palate-staining red and dark fruit flavors show very good depth, with tangy acidity providing lift. Silky tannins add shape and grip to... Bright, deep red-ruby. Sexy aromas of raspberry preserves, cola, incense and violet. Palate-staining red and dark fruit flavors show very good depth, with tangy acidity providing lift. Silky tannins add shape and grip to the very pure, long finish, which offers lingering notes of cream soda and violet. Though bigger and deeper than the Langoa Barton, it is not currently displaying that wine's great charm.
JR 90
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, January 2015
17/20 First to pick in St-Julien. Black core. Bright, lifted dark-fruit aroma. Blackcurrant pastilles. Very firm, compact tannins. All furled up on the palate. But the texture is like melted chocolate. Lots in there... 17/20 First to pick in St-Julien. Black core. Bright, lifted dark-fruit aroma. Blackcurrant pastilles. Very firm, compact tannins. All furled up on the palate. But the texture is like melted chocolate. Lots in there. Long too. (JH)
JJB 93
Alex Shaw - JJ Buckley, April 2012
80% cabernet sauvignon 15% merlot 5% cabernet franc. 47 hectares of vineyards lie close to the Gironde sandwiched between the water and Chateau Talbot with gravelly soils over deep clay. Notes of cassis and marion berry... 80% cabernet sauvignon 15% merlot 5% cabernet franc. 47 hectares of vineyards lie close to the Gironde sandwiched between the water and Chateau Talbot with gravelly soils over deep clay. Notes of cassis and marion berry mix with more subtle aromas of clove eucalyptus saffron and a hint of tobacco. A dark powerful wine with broad prominent tannins that carry the dark fruit through a long dry finish. Ample acidity provides lift to the wine and should make for a long-lived 2011 from this estate. Give it 5-8 years to come into balance and enjoy through 2030.