2021 Leoville-Barton Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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REVIEWS

WE 97 VN 95 DC 94 JS 94 JA 94 JD 94 JL 94 WA 94 WS 93
WE 97

Wine Enthusiast, June 2022

(95–97 points) Barrel Sample. Loaded with juicy acidity and layers of spice. The wine is packed with fruit that contrasts with the firm tannins that lie in the background giving a polished structure to this ageworthy...
VN 95

Vinous, May 2022

(93-95) The 2021 Leoville-Barton was picked from 27 September until 7 October, matured in 60% new oak. The alcohol is 13.12%. It has a clean and pure bouquet with blackberry, bilberry, cedar and hints of shucked oyster...
DC 94

Decanter, April 2022

Heady on the nose, perfumed and scented. The palate is alive and playful, delivering high acidity but also focused fruit so it's both lightly framed and fun, but also savoury and serious. Smooth and silky tannins give the...
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, May 2022

(93-94 points) A medium-bodied red with redcurrant, crushed-stone and earth character, following through to fine tannins and a polished finish. Balanced.
JA 94

janeanson.com, April 2022

St Julien’s location next to the river Garonne saved it from the worst of the frost, and this is one of the best wines in the appellation. It has energy and plenty of depths of fruit to work through, with powerful spice...
JD 94

jebdunnuck.com, June 2022

(JD 92-94 points) I continue to love Château Léoville Barton, and their 2021 doesn't disappoint. (If anything, the fresher style favored here played nicely with the vintage character.) Lots of cassis and darker currants...
JL 94

TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2022

(92-94 points) 2021 Château Léoville Barton (St. Julien) 93 Garnet in color, the wine shows cedar, tobacco leaf, pepper, forest leaf and currants on the nose. The wine is medium/full-bodied, juicy, fresh, vibrant...
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2024

(94+ points) The 2021 Léoville Barton has turned out beautifully in bottle, wafting from the glass with notes of cassis and plums mingled with subtle hints of pencil shavings, menthol and spices. Medium to full-bodied...
WS 93

Wine Spectator, December 2023

A stride ahead of the pack, with more flesh to its core of black currant and black cherry notes. Backed by singed applewood, cedar and tobacco accents, this shows a subtle twang of iron on the slightly austere finish, but...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2021
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

The 2021 Leoville-Barton is a Bordeaux Blend red wine hailing from the St Julien sub-region of Bordeaux, France. This exquisite wine is produced by Leoville-Barton, a prestigious winery known for their exceptional quality wines. With its deep red color and cork closure, this wine embodies elegance and tradition.

Upon opening the bottle, the nose is immediately greeted with a captivating bouquet of blackcurrant, wild berries, and plums. These fruity aromas are complemented by subtle hints of pencil shavings, loamy soil, and cigar wrapper, creating a complex and enticing olfactory experience.

On the palate, the Leoville-Barton showcases its medium to full-bodied nature with deep and seamless flavors. The concentrated fruit flavors are supported by beautifully refined tannins and lively acids, showcasing the class that comes from the high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon grown in deep gravel. It is a wine of tremendous structure and finesse, leaving a lasting impression.

Notable wine critics have bestowed high scores upon this vintage. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it an impressive 95 points, describing it as a "terrific success." Jane Anson, a renowned wine critic, praised its energy and depth of fruit, calling it one of the best wines in the appellation. Decanter also gave it a score of 94, highlighting its playful yet serious character.

The 2021 Leoville-Barton is a wine that pays homage to Anthony Barton, the long-term owner and Bordeaux legend who passed away in January 2022. It is a wine worth collecting in memory of his contributions to the Bordeaux wine industry.

With its high acidity, focused fruit, and balanced tannins, this wine promises to age gracefully. It is recommended to cellar this wine for several years to allow it to reach its full potential. However, for those who can't resist temptation, it can also be enjoyed now with a hearty meal or on its own for a special occasion.

In summary, the 2021 Leoville-Barton is a wine that exemplifies the best of Bordeaux. Its refined and complex aromas, concentrated flavors, and balanced structure make it a true gem in the world of red wines. This wine is a must-have for any serious wine collector or enthusiast.