Château Léoville Barton, Saint Julien 2ème grand cru classé 2021
Red wine

Château Léoville Barton, Saint Julien 2ème Grand Cru Classé 2021

St-Julien’s location next to the river Garonne saved it from the worst of the frost, and this is one of the go-to wines in the appellation. It has energy and plenty of depths of fruit to work through, with powerful spicy notes of clove, white pepper and turmeric, with the fresh acidities in the cassis and bilberry fruit turned into a prop for propelling things forward through the palate. Even if this wasn’t the case, this is a wine to buy in memory of Anthony Barton, long-term owner and Bordeaux legend, who died in January. 60% new oak.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Alcohol

13.1%

Bottle size

750ml

Origin

Country

France

Region

Bordeaux

Sub-region

Médoc & Haut Médoc

Area

Saint-Julien AOP

Tasting Information

Tasted by

Jane Anson