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2012 Leoville Barton

Colour: Red
Vintage: 2012
Appellation: St Julien
93-95 (NM)
Leoville Barton is a perennial favourite of the British wine drinker - hardly surprising when one gets to know the quality of this St. Julien. However the old ‘dependable workhorse’ label is sorely misplaced nowadays, with the precision and freshness making it a far more sophisticated wine than its outdated reputation might suggest. The blend is predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon (70%), with Merlot (20%) and Cabernet Franc (10%) making up the rest. Whilst the wine remains traditional in style, tending to be backward in its youth and with the potential to be very long lived, it is certainly stylish and since 2014 has found a new level of elegance.

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Leoville Barton 2012

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2012 Leoville Barton

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2012 Leoville Barton

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Region: Red Bordeaux
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Tasting Notes and Scores

90-93

Bordeaux Index

(83% Cabernet Sauvignon/15% Merlot/2% Cabernet Franc)
Ripe fruit, dark chocolate, touch of violet. Good weight. Really nice ripe fruit, dark cherry and plum, vanilla; a wine which doesn't force the issue but expresses its terroir and the vintage. Honest, with real character.

92

Wine Advocate

Dense ruby/purple, with cassis licorice and forest floors notes in the aromatics, Léoville-Barton’s 2012 is a relatively big, rich, masculine style of wine. This full-bodied wine needs 5-8 years of cellaring and should evolve easily for 25-30 years. 92 points – Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #218, April 2015)

93-95

Neal Martin

The Grand Vin is a blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc picked between 3 and 15 October at 32hl/ha. It is more introspective than the Langoa at this early stage, but perhaps more complex with subtle tertiary and pencil lead scents infusing the black fruit profile. The palate is superbly balanced with fine tannins, delineated black and red fruit infused with graphite borrowed north from Pauillac. It exudes focus and precision and should be one of the finest Saint Julien 2012s. – eRobertParker.com, May 2013

90-93

Michael Schuster

[85CS/15M/2CF] A refined, freshly sweet blackberry fruit nose; elegant, medium full, fine textured tannin; a sweet ripe core of fruit, a really nice complexity, long across the palate and lovely sweet length to finish. Vivid, refined, discreet, complete. 2020-30 [M.Schuster, Bordeaux Mar/Apr 2013]

89

Wine Spectator

Features a chewy edge, with anise, blackberry and black currant fruit notes held together by an ample dose of roasted apple wood. A chewy feel holds the finish, with plum skin and singed wood details lingering. This feels like it may have dried out just a bit since the barrel tasting. Best from 2016 through 2022. 12,500 cases made. – James Molesworth (WineSpectator.com, May 2015)

91

James Suckling

Floral and fruity red with hints of vanilla. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a crisp finish. Loosely knit. This needs three or four years to come together. Better after 2018. – jamessuckling.com, Feb 2015

17.5

Jancis Robinson

Tasted blind. Sappy. Aromatic, even a bit racy on the nose! Very clever winemaking almost disguises the lack of ripe fruit. Solid, spicy, something to chew on. A wine with some potential and well-managed tannins. Drink: 2022-2035 – jancisrobinson.com, Jan 2016

872

Wine Lister

Quality 820 | Brand 988 | Economics 786 | buzz brand
Quality: Predicted life of 14 years, one of the longest drinking windows in its peer group, which averages 9 years Brand: Strong restaurant presence, featuring on 33 of the world's top wine lists, including Amber - Mandarin Oriental Economics: Production: Higher production than its peer group average of 186,000 bottles

- www.wine-lister.com June 2017

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