1996, Leoville Barton

Saint Julien, Bordeaux, France
Red

(Priced at per bottle)

Vintage
Size

Score: 93

Drinking Dates: 2016-2035

Critic: Neal Martin

Tasted: 29-Oct-2016

This opaque purple-colored, muscular, full-bodied, classically made St.-Julien displays impressive concentration, chewy, highly-extracted flavors of black fruits, iron, earth, and spicy wood, and a powerful mouth-feel. A pure, uncompromising, traditionally-styled wine, it is to be admired for its authenticity, class, and quality. Anticipated maturity, 2007-2035. Readers seeking classic, muscular, extremely long-lived Bordeaux should always keep this outstanding classified growth in mind. It continues to sell for a price well below its intrinsic value.