Red

2005 Château Léoville Barton

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien

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Community Tasting Note

  • Radders12345 Likes this wine: 93 points

    August 11, 2021 - First of a case and wanted to see how open for business this is. Answer more ready than I thought it would be!

    Enjoyed over several days and developed nicely over time

    Nose is gorgeous - red plum, cassis, graphite, a hint of balanced vanilla sweetness, nothing much tertiary yet

    Palate is wonderfully rich and intense, very concentrated - red plum, pomegranate, Parma violet, acidity is there but tannins are starting to soften and integrate wonderfully. Nicely balanced already

    This is great classic claret and has miles to go, no rush to open the next one. I’m a happy man!

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5 Comments

  • iainlo@gmail.com commented:

    8/12/21, 12:27 AM - How did you drink this over several days? Did you coravin it or pulled the cork back and allowed it to oxidise over a few days? I also have this wine but no tempted to try it yet....but curious

  • iainlo@gmail.com commented:

    8/12/21, 12:27 AM - How did you drink this over several days? Did you coravin it or pulled the cork back and allowed it to oxidise over a few days? I also have this wine but no tempted to try it yet....but curious

  • Radders12345 commented:

    8/12/21, 1:55 AM - Hi. Initially a PnP and a glass taken and enjoyed over a couple of hours. Then corked and in the fridge over the next day and glass taken again. So no Coravin in this case

  • iainlo@gmail.com commented:

    8/12/21, 2:05 AM - Impressive, Barton is one of my favorite wines, so looking forward to the 2005. but still working thru the 80s and 90s. I like wines with more bottle age

  • WineGuyDelMar commented:

    10/8/21, 7:00 PM - After corking and in the fridge next day wasn’t oxidized? Might not have noticed because the wine is still You g.

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