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
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.
Brick maroon color. Nose of cassis, black currant, cedar, forest floor, damp earth. Still lively on the tongue with good acidity balancing filed off tannins, and layers of blackberry, currant, sweet grip, and leathery notes to savor. Moderately long finish. Very good.
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(Château Léoville Barton) Slightly bricking very dark red violet color; stewed plum, tart black fruit nose; a little stewy, tart currant, tart plum, tobacco palate with good acidity; medium-plus finish 92+ points (possibly a little heat damage on this bottle)
(Château Léoville Barton) Slightly bricking, very dark red violet color; deep, redolent, tobacco, tart black fruit, baked plum nose with a hint of smoke; tasty, mature, tart plum, berry, prune, tobacco, pencil lead palate; medium-plus finish
(Chateau Léoville-Barton St Julien) One of the paler wines in the flight, but still an appealing purple-garnet colour. Open nose, with dense , blackcurrant cassis fruit. Rounded structure on the palate, but with quite a prominent tannic backbone, so much so that I initially wondered if this was the 1986 (until I got to the 1986, that is). Good acidity with plump raspberry and blackberry fruit. Slightly tarry, sooty finish with all those tannins.
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