1986, Leoville Barton

Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France
Red
Vintage
Size

(Priced at per bottle)


Score: 89

Drinking Dates: -

Critic: Jeff Leve

Tasted: 15-Jan-2007

Believe it or not, the 1990 Leoville Barton can actually be drunk - something that cannot be said about the broodingly backward, still excruciatingly tannic 1982. The exceptionally concentrated 1990 reveals more polished, sweeter tannins along with a big, sweet kiss of black currant, forest floor, cedar, and spice box notes. While it still has some tannins to shed, this full-bodied, powerful, long wine is approachable. It should continue to evolve for another two decades. Release price, ($350.00/case)