Red

2010 Château Léoville Barton

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien
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Community Tasting Notes 82

  • WhiteyBordeaux Likes this wine: 96 points

    September 6, 2019 - With a 2 hr decant using Riedel decanter an stemware. Also adding carr crackers, sharp cheddar and fig jelly. This wine is fantastic! Yes of course it needs some time reach perfection, but I would be hard pressed to find a wine this good at a $120 price point.

    6 people found this helpful Comment
  • Mankarious Likes this wine:

    August 29, 2019 - Still needs time.

    5 people found this helpful Comment
  • CWang wrote: 95 points

    June 14, 2019 - Quite a pleasant surprise; very floral and fruity in the intense yet still elegant nose, full of dark berries, cherries, mints, and lavenders; complex and juicy on the full-bodied palate with lots of berries and cherries, coffee beans, honey, tobacco leaves, cedar wood, and some tannins; very fruity and long finish; overall, 95-96 points at this stage.

    7 people found this helpful Comment
  • englishman's claret wrote: 96 points

    April 20, 2019 - The 2010 Leoville Barton is a striking wine, brimming with rich cassis, cedar, lavender, mineral, and touches of anise and tobacco. This is a tremendously large-scaled wine on both the nose and palate, yet so well-mannered and not at all inelegant. This reaches 13.5% and it's good that it's no higher as it just avoids being hot and is well balanced by the robust body and high tannin. Long, pure fruit finish. Interestingly, the nose is very expressive for the first half hour of air and then closes in, remaining reasonably reticent for the following 12 hours. This is special stuff and, if you have a bunch, it's worth opening one now to understand the impressive raw material you'll be able to watch evolve over the next 60 years.

    14 people found this helpful Comment
  • FrancoisD Likes this wine: 92 points

    March 31, 2019 - Vin d'une grande complexité.
    Arôme de cerise, chocolat, cèdre.
    Densité et puissance, très masculin.
    Je pense qu'il sera meilleur dans une dizaine d'année, même si très bon maintenant.

    5 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Jane Anson
    The three Léovilles: Jane Anson’s pick of the vintages, 9/30/2017 (link)

    (Château Léoville Barton, St-Julien, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

The WINEFRONT

  • By Gary Walsh
    11/22/2015 (link)

    (Chateau Leoville-Barton) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Hemming
    11/5/2014 (link)

    (Ch Léoville Barton St-Julien Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/23/2014 (link)

    (Ch Léoville Barton St-Julien Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2013, IWC Issue #169 (link)

    (Chateau Leoville Barton Saint-Julien) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    3/15/2012 (link)

    (Ch Léoville Barton St-Julien Red) Subscribe to see review text.

The World of Fine Wine

  • June 2011, Issue #32 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Ian D'Agata
    May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156 (link)

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View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2011, Issue #32, The 2010 Bordeaux Vintage: Very Ripe, Very Tannic and With Just A Few Great Successes

    (Château Leoville Barton) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    2/17/2011 (link)

    (Ch Léoville Barton St-Julien Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/18/2013 (link) 93 points

    (Château Léoville Barton) Very dark red violet color; pencil lead, cedar, tart black fruit nose; tasty, poised, elegant, tart black fruit, tart black currant, cedar, pencil lead palate with good acidity; medium-plus finish 93+ points (77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc; 60% new)

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2011 (link) (18-19) points

    (Chateau Léoville-Barton (St Julien)) Alcohol 13.2%. This wine is dark and glossy, a touch darker and deeper even than the Léoville-Poyferré tasted alongside. It has a very refined and restrained but dark perfume on the nose, giving the wine a sense of appealing but somewhat brooding concentration. Very supple on the palate, where it is composed and elegant, showing a very relaxed and unforced balance of gently creamed fruit, well hidden tannins and fine acidity. There is a supple composition to it, all purity and harmony here, wrapped up in elegance, but with an undeniable substance beneath. An impressively reposed finish, very long, showing ripe and almost silky tannins. Potentially stunning.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Léoville Barton
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation St. Julien
  • UPC Codes 015643259227, 031259027562, 031259043272, 2448874002597, 3550871203491, 3660327010419, 3660327010815, 3660327011010, 400002600428, 639737585568, 649944125341, 714153178928, 8285327011010, 990302477850

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 905 (8%)
  • In Cellars 9,418 (84%)
  • Consumed 840 (8%)

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Chinese food: Just about anything at the restaurants except steamed seafood. Strongly marinated meat would be deadly.

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