Slightly dull ruby at the rim, still black in the centre. Nose of old leather and cedar. Full bodied and still a good tannic mouthful. Tooth furring. Tarry finish, but not a lot of fruit. Not sure where it is going.
Fully mature and packed full of character. Mahogany colour with notes of spices, plums, chocolate powder and black fruit. Long finish, elegant but still carries that Barton sense of depth and quality. Drink soon
Brown-tinged, classic Leoville B nose but definitely on the way out as a wine. Most of the fruit gone, some tannin and acidity left. Given the poor vintage probably a good effort but should have been drunk 5 years ago. Pleasant but little else.