Reserve de Leoville Barton 2005
- Medoc-St. Julien
- Chateau Leoville Barton & Langoa Barton
- Cabernet Sauvignon (72%)
- Merlot (20%)
- Cabernet Franc (8%)
- Oaked Style
- Lightly oaked
- Body Style
- Medium bodied
- Dry / Sweet Style
- Alcohol Content (%)
- Closure Style
- Organic / Biodynamic
Located in the Médoc, north of Margaux, St-Julien offers distinct and attractive wines with a spicy fragrance. The commune is mainly planted with Cabernet Sauvignon vines on gravel and sandy soils with some Merlot and Petit Verdot. It is also one of the most reliably consistent of the Médoc appellations showing powerful, alluring bouquet of cedar, plum and cassis, typically smoky and exotic.
The family home of Anthony Barton, Chateau Langoa Barton, oversees a small estate of just 15ha with a dominant planting of Cabernet Sauvignon on the Medoc pebbles. The chateau is pictured on the label of Chateau Leoville Barton, the sister estate to Langoa, which is also made here. Both wines are made with meticulous care to preserve the best of traditional methods and the distinct subtilties in character of the two wines. The origins of the 45ha Leoville Barton estate date back to 1826, when Hugh Barton purchased part of the big Leoville estate, hence the name. Seven generations of the family have continued to preserve the quality of this 45 hectare estate.
The Reserve de Leoville Barton is the combined second wine of both Chateaux Langoa and Leoville Barton. In keeping with the Barton style, Reserve de Leoville Barton is both powerful and elegant with rich black fruits including plum and blackberry and made complex by exotic aromas of cedar and spice. The palate is firm and assertive with fine tannins, integrated oak and lingering plumy fruit that characterise the best of Saint Julien.
Reserve de Leoville Barton is both powerful and elegant with rich black fruits including plum and blackberry and made complex by exotic aromas of cedar and spice and integrated fine tannins.
Ideally drunk as a partner to roast meats, especially lamb or beef, game and casseroles with wild mushrooms and well flavoured cheeses.
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