2000, Leoville Barton

Saint Julien, Bordeaux, France
Red

(Priced at per bottle)

Vintage
Size

Score: 96 - 99

Drinking Dates: 2008-2040

Critic: Robert Parker

Tasted: 23-Apr-2001

Firmly structured, dense and medium-bodied with moderate tannin, this austere and backward yet well-endowed 2011 needs 5-7 years of bottle age. Whether the fruit holds up to the tannic structure remains to be seen, but the dark ruby/purple color, purity and impressive depth as well as concentration augur well for future positive development. Forget this 2011 for 5-6 years and drink it over the following 15-20.