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2003 Château Léoville Barton

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7/6/2015 - tp096255 wrote: 85 points

I like it because I can drink it, but I hate it because I have been cellaring this freaking punk-a** bottle for a decade and just now realized this is the same stupid kind of bor-dough plonk I've been wasting my time on all along. How did James Suckling rate this a NINETY-EIGHT in 2006 and then change that to a 92 (NINETY-TWO!!!!!) in 2011?!? It's not even a 92 in my book. This is drinkable but it has the same ol stupid bor-dough funk in the nose, insipid ash-tray mouth muddled with some blackberries, followed by more ash tray in the mouth. Oh man, I am angry. I am so glad I stopped buying any bor-dough wines about 5 years ago. I know, not all of them SUCK, just most. Yikes. What an utter disappointment. I am going to sell off every single bottle of bor-dough in my cellar. Left-bank, Right-bank, and all the other banks. Oh, that's what it is! They are all used to going to the "bank" after I buy their wines en primeur! Well, maybe in some future century when bor-dough catches up to Napa in the making of fine wines I will entertain a purchase or two. Pretty sure I'll be dead by then.

Bye bye and good riddance bor-dough!

Sincerely,

Troy Peterson

(Epilogue: This is only a rant about RED bor-dough, not white/sweet ones. And this was no PnP willy nilly tasting, it was a full-on decant with tastings every hour for several hours and at a consistent temperature. And yes, I am still waiting to taste Petrus, any vintage!)

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1999 Château Léoville Barton

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6/29/2015 - SLIMES Likes this wine: NR

This is in a very good place right now. No notes taken at the time but this held up very well on night two and should age further.

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2003 Château Léoville Barton

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6/27/2015 - La Grappe wrote: 89 points

Quite full and rich, but with a slightly hard and dry finish; the fruit is perhaps a little burnt, but it is quite concentrated. May improve over the next few years, but for now lacks balance.

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2000 Château Léoville Barton

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7/2/2015 - tr09 Likes this wine: NR

needs 5 years, better 10+.
Lacking the acidity to go much further.All round savoury, dense, lovely, fragrant. Give it time.

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1994 Château Léoville Barton

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6/30/2015 - MikeATL Likes this wine: 92 points

Raspberry liqueur, a little mulling spices, a pinch of mint, not super concentrated, but not at all thin. A little lean on the palate, but still solid.

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1990 Château Léoville Barton

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6/30/2015 - tomred wrote: 94 points

Rich black fruit assail the nose as the wine was being decanted one hour before drinking. Brick red colour. Black fruit and hedgerows in the mouth together with leather and tabaco some tannin on the finish. good balance and length. Good now and over the next few years

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1998 Château Léoville Barton

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6/28/2015 - Francophile1 Likes this wine: 90 points

Very similar to my 1/25/15 tasting note on this same wine from the same case. However, I'm picking up much more licorice on the nose than I did last time. Still a very good wine that is mature... Finally. Drink up, it probably won't get any better with age other than to lose its fruit and evolve into a giant liquified cigar.

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1985 Château Léoville Barton

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4/8/2015 - tinybubbles Likes this wine: 93 points

From magnum. Bell pepper, light white pepper, old leather, black cherry, dark fruits and dry dark earth on the nose. Smooth and elegant on the palate with red berries emerging with time and cigar box notes. I do not object to the subtle wood notes that others have noted. Drinking well now, I would give this another five years to further develop, at least in the magnum format. 93+

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2005 Château Léoville Barton

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6/28/2015 - Jeff Leve wrote: 93 points

Espresso bean, cassis, spice, earth, cedar and tobacco open the nose. With a serious tannic backbone that demands more time in the cellar, give this powerful, structured, masculine wine another 5-10 years to soften and become fun to drink. It’s going to be worth the wait.

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1999 Château Léoville Barton

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6/25/2015 - Neecies wrote: NR

Never had a more frustrating Bdx than this. In the 13 years I've owned this case, only one bottle (two years ago) showed well and all the rest have been muddy like last night's. Not quite stewed, and not quite pruney, more like what the denser goods at the bottom of a barrel could taste like--though the wine had very little sediment. Can't chalk it up to 'cooked' because there was one good bottle. What the heck?

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2004 Château Léoville Barton

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6/25/2015 - jaggeral1 wrote: 92 points

Still showing a fairly youthful purple. Classic nose, Cassis, Cedar, hint of smoke and cigar, a pleasant austerity. The palate is still youthful but not tight and the classic flavours are supported with a silky mouthfeel and some very fine tannins. Long and pleasing with just a hint of dryness at the very end. Will hold for a few more years before the next but no harm in checking in at this point.

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2006 Château Léoville Barton

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2/21/2015 - DeGuoRen wrote: 89 points

Typical cabernet nose, slightly alcoholic. Mouth: After PuP tannic, quite acid, slightly watery and nothing going on. After 6 hours in the decanter much better, more dark cabernet aromas with fine tannin and balancing acid. After two days in the open bottle and decant for another hour the remaining half bottle, everything quite balanced. Rather cold style, at the moment still to young, will open the next bottle in some years.

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2000 Château Léoville Barton

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6/13/2015 - AllRed wrote: NR

Time to Taste 2000 Bordeaux (R&D's): Decanted for three hours and rebottled then poured with dinner roughly three hours later. Dark and somewhat brooding; black fruit with a slight jammy quality with earthy undertones. Somewhat firm tannins with red and black fruit, earth and iron flavors. Good finish. Young and needs a few years yet...drink from 2020+.

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1995 Château Léoville Barton

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6/22/2015 - johnh1001 wrote: 87 points

Dark fruit, earth, leather, gravel and the burnt rubber note. Soft and open but one dimensional and short.

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1996 Château Léoville Barton

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6/15/2015 - Remony wrote: 92 points

Fabulous, wholly classic and intense nose of pure St Julien graphite. But on the palate, less profound than the nose promised. Some watering at rim. Mellow, relatively soft wine, better without food. No real bite, no unresolved tannins, very approachable. Delightful, but not as serious as expected. Certainly not in decline, but I doubt there is much upside to come.

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1988 Château Léoville Barton

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6/12/2015 - liber Likes this wine: 92 points

6th of 9, pnp, perfect level and cork, previous notes fine or better - deepish garnet, lightening rim; nice bouquet of black fruit with secondaries of tobacco, chocolate and some cedar; fuller and more intense mid palate than Las Cases 88 on same night, but less nuance, finesse and persistence, a tad burly by comparison. Fine plus (18/20).

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1990 Château Léoville Barton

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6/14/2015 - Paul D wrote: 95 points

Deep garnet core, pale garnet rim. Nose is quite developed with spicy black fruit, tobacco and hints of earth. Complex and quite rich. Medium bodied, blackcurrant, tobacco, very fine, almost resolved tannins, decent acidity, long harmonious finish. Lovely.

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2004 Château Léoville Barton

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6/14/2015 - La Grappe Likes this wine: 91 points

A fairly deep colour; attractive, cassis nose; the palate is ripe, quite full and elegant; still youthful, but now drinking well. A fine wine that is still improving.

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2006 Château Léoville Barton

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6/14/2015 - Anonymous Likes this wine: 92 points

Had at Isle of Eriska. Got them to decant for 3 hours. Fantastic complex nose: black fruits, cedar and some floral notes, violets. Medium bodied, still good tannins on the palate suggesting good ageing potential

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2002 Château Léoville Barton

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6/14/2015 - drjb Likes this wine: 92 points

Again delicious with previous notes to previous bottle. Very classic claret with great depth of fruit. Not unripe but properly austere after initial rich and complex fruit. Very good length - great wine with food.

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1985 Château Léoville Barton

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6/11/2015 - rossi.wine wrote: 93 points

Very dark in colour, not showing much discolouration. More evolution on the palate with notes of cedar, tobacco, spices and nice berry fruit. Quite subtle and elegant rather than overly expressive. Good grip on the palate but no drying tannins, there is plenty of fruit and acidity to keep everything in balance. Very classic. The finish is harmonious and long. An excellent bottle. No rush drinking this at all. 2nd for me, 4th for the group. 92-94

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1989 Château Léoville Barton

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6/5/2015 - nortonnose wrote: 93 points

Stood 750ml for weeks. Decant for an hour, then served. Gorgeous browning ruby color profile. Very similar showing to my last one: "Classic Barton profile on the nose (cedar, leather) and palate (great structure, grippy tannins holding dark red fruit, oak fading). Medium-plus finish. Continued to improve in the glass, slowly gaining weight without any drying." This bottle had a tiny hint of sweetness to it that gave it an added dimension. Lovely! Zero rush - this has at least another decade of strong showings ahead.

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1989 Château Léoville Barton

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6/8/2015 - nstow Likes this wine: 90 points

Decanted one hour. Still deep red, showing some age but not that brown. Warm, mellow with plums chocolate and tobacco. Slight acidity on finish and still has soft tannins. Very nice 4/5

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2005 Château Léoville Barton

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6/6/2015 - jmoon Likes this wine: 92 points

opened and was impenetrable graphite lead tannin
Decanted 7 hours
Finally relaxed into a brisk old school st Julian with attractive leather graphite and cassis but certainly not ready for 5-10 and a waste of money and time drinking her now as not very enjoyable... But will be for sure

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2000 Château Léoville Barton

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6/3/2015 - jrobs7777 wrote: NR

Is this really 15 years old? It is developing at a glacial pace, but based on the tasting notes from the mid-2000s, it has already shed some baby fat. It is in a fresh spot, with a lot of bright fruit that sits over some secondary development. A touch of herbal and cedar on the nose, giving way to bright fresh red and blue fruit. There is incredible density here but it is so well balanced and structured that it comes across as very light and delicate. It is remarkable to think about what Bordeaux "can be" which is to say, powerful but balanced. Way too many Bordeaux these days are straight ahead bruisers. This is in a completely different style and to me is not only much more versatile, but it should appeal to a larger audience. Some of the numeric scores are probably a touch high but this style of Bordeaux at this price point has become rare so I can understand the enthusiasm.

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