1990, Leoville Barton

Saint Julien, Bordeaux, France
Red

(Priced at per bottle)

Vintage
Size

Score: 93+

Drinking Dates: 2009-2029

Critic: Robert Parker

Tasted: 30-Jun-2009

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)