2018 Leoville-Barton Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
2018 Leoville-Barton Bordeaux Blend
  • JS 97
  • WE 97
  • JD 97
  • WS 97
  • JL 97
  • DC 96
  • JA 96
  • WA 94

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In Stock: 0 btls
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Pre-Arrival: 6 btls
ETA: Oct. 2022

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JS 97
jamessuckling.com, January 2021
Sweet berries, blackberries, raspberries and violets follow through to a full body with extremely creamy, polished tannins that caress the palate. It’s really long and polished. Gorgeous finish. Drink after 2025.
WE 97
Wine Enthusiast, April 2019
(95–97) Barrel Sample. This wine is well integrated in fine tannins and beautiful black fruits that show great promise for aging. It has a timeless, classic character that has all the freshness of the vintage, as well as...   (95–97) Barrel Sample. This wine is well integrated in fine tannins and beautiful black fruits that show great promise for aging. It has a timeless, classic character that has all the freshness of the vintage, as well as the elegant personality of the fine terroir.  
JD 97
jebdunnuck.com, May 2019
(95-97+) I loved the 2018 Léoville-Barton. It’s a classic, structured, backward wine based on 82% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Merlot that’s still resting in 60% new French oak. While never the most showy or opulent, this...   (95-97+) I loved the 2018 Léoville-Barton. It’s a classic, structured, backward wine based on 82% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Merlot that’s still resting in 60% new French oak. While never the most showy or opulent, this team always fashions a fresh, focused, incredibly age-worthy wine, and the 2018 follows suit, revealing a vivid purple color, notes of crème de cassis, crushed violets, salty minerality, and lead pencil shaving-like aromas and flavors. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated, and incredibly elegant on the palate, it has building tannins, flawless balance, and integrated acidity, all making for a wine that’s going to demand upwards of a decade of bottle age yet keep for 40 years or more. The tannin quality here is exceptional and this is a wine you won’t regret having in the cellar.  
WS 97
Wine Spectator, March 2021
Cassis, crushed plum and steeped blackberry fruit is all packed into this wine, along with tar, violet and roasted apple wood notes, plus a terrific tug of warm earth. Shows lots of energy in reserve, with a tightly knit...   Cassis, crushed plum and steeped blackberry fruit is all packed into this wine, along with tar, violet and roasted apple wood notes, plus a terrific tug of warm earth. Shows lots of energy in reserve, with a tightly knit finish pulling everything together. Cellaring required. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2026 through 2040. – JM  
JL 97
TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2019
(95-97 points) Deep in color, the aromatic quality reminds me of a basket filled with just picked black currants along with cigar wrapper, tobacco, herbs and cedar. Full-bodied, dense, concentrated and long, the wine...   (95-97 points) Deep in color, the aromatic quality reminds me of a basket filled with just picked black currants along with cigar wrapper, tobacco, herbs and cedar. Full-bodied, dense, concentrated and long, the wine straddles a wonderful place between firmness, classical austerity, freshness and ripe fruits. You will need to offer this wine over a decade of age before pulling a cork. It is going to be difficult to pick the best vintage of Leoville Barton from the 2009, 2010, 2015, 2016 and 2018 but it is going to be fun tasting them together over the next several decades. Blending 82% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Merlot, the wine reached 14.03.% alcohol and is aging in 60% new, French oak barrels. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=2018&wine=Chateau%20Leoville%20Barton  
DC 96
Decanter, April 2019
They are just hitting it out of the park at Léoville Barton at the moment, keeping the relaxed and effortless feel of a great St-Julien but loading up on the complexity and concentration that lies behind it. You don't see...   They are just hitting it out of the park at Léoville Barton at the moment, keeping the relaxed and effortless feel of a great St-Julien but loading up on the complexity and concentration that lies behind it. You don't see all the mechanisms, but you know they are there. This is going to age exceptionally well, but there's a freshness and juiciness to the structure already that suggests it's going to be great fun to drink along the way. It has glass-staining extraction, with plenty of cassis, graphite and liquorice flavours - everything's turned up high. 60% new oak. Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/france/bordeaux/chateau-leoville-barton-st-julien-2eme-cru-classe-2018-29329#fqmoBqxO2mkL8jYS.99  
JA 96
janeanson.com, September 2021
In the hands of the same family since 1826, Léoville Barton delivers classic St Julien balance, with plenty of 2018 ripe fleshy fruits that are just starting to show their promise, although you would still do well to...   In the hands of the same family since 1826, Léoville Barton delivers classic St Julien balance, with plenty of 2018 ripe fleshy fruits that are just starting to show their promise, although you would still do well to forget about this wine for a good five years from now. The fruits are focused and chiselled, with blackcurrant, bilberry and black cherry, set against baked earth, charcoal, graphite and woodsmoke as it opens up, a ton of life ahead, and an appealing sense of crushed mint leaf on the finish. 60% new oak.  
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2021
(94+ points) Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 Léoville Barton needs a little swirling to coax out delicate notions of fresh blackberries, mulberries and cassis, plus touches of pencil shavings, clove oil, charcoal...   (94+ points) Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 Léoville Barton needs a little swirling to coax out delicate notions of fresh blackberries, mulberries and cassis, plus touches of pencil shavings, clove oil, charcoal and black truffles. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers a great intensity of earth and mineral-laced black fruit flavors, supported by firm, ripe, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing on a lingering ferrous note. Give it a good 4-5 years in bottle and drink it over the next 20 years+. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork