2010 Château Léoville-Barton

$179.99

3 in stock

Cellar Selection*Wine Enthusiast

Appellation: Saint-Julien

Ratings:  WE-100  NM-97   JS-97  RP-96+  WS-96

Size: 750 ml

3 in stock

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100  Roger Voss for Wine Enthusiast
“A magnificently solid wine, initially severe. At this young stage, the tannins dominate in a wine that also reveals a full fruit salad bowl of black fruits. Very dense, concentrated, this is a wine that’s even better than the legendary 2005. The structure tells of its extraordinary aging potential: don’t even attempt to drink this for 10 years.” *Cellar Selection* (2/2013)

97  Neal Martin
“Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. The Leoville-Barton 2010 has a very impressive, very showy bouquet with mineral-driven black fruit mixed with hints of liquorice and cigar box that unfolds with every passing moment in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a fleshy ripe but structured opening. The acidity is very well judged with a fine line of acidity, real depth and flavour here with a long, light peppery finish. Excellent – an accomplished Saint Julien from Anthony Barton and his team. Tasted January 2014.”

97  James Suckling
“Aromas of pure blackberries and violets follow through to a full body, with super velvety tannins and a delicious balance of sweet fruit, light vanilla and nuts. Really savory and beautiful. Superb wine. I like this better than 2009. Try in 2018.” (2/2013)

96+  Robert Parker for Wine Advocate
“A splendid showing, much stronger from bottle than it was from barrel, the Leoville Barton is one of the spectacular wines of the vintage. Inky purple to the rim, its huge tannin gives this wine real potential for 30-50 years of longevity. It is a classic, powerful Bordeaux made with no compromise. A superstar of the vintage, the wine has notes of pen ink and creme de cassis, good acidity, sweet, subtle oak, and massive extraction and concentration. I thought it was one of the most backward wines of the vintage two years ago, and nothing has changed in the ensuing upbringing of the wine in cask except that the wine now seems even richer, denser and fuller than I previously thought. The beautiful purity, symmetry, and huge finish of nearly a minute make this one of the all-time great classics from Leoville Barton.” (2/2013)

96  James Molesworth for Wine Spectator
“Takes a modern approach, with dark mocha- and espresso-infused toast leading the way, featuring an extra ganache kicker before dark currant preserves and roasted plum fruit strides in. Dense and extracted through the polished finish, this features a charcoal spine that gives rise to extra blueberry and pastis notes. Should cruise in the cellar.” (3/2013)

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Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 3 × 3 × 13 in

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