Red

1998 Château Léoville Barton

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien
Drink between 2008 - 2026 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 268

  • Eugenedinapoli wrote:

    January 16, 2021 - 2.5 hour decant. Upon opening heavy barnyard and mustiness that blew off. dried flowers, red fruit, leather. silky, understated, great with a rack of lamb. Major improvement over previous bottle.

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  • NickA Likes this wine: 91 points

    December 27, 2020 - Classic austere left banker - graphite, cassis, a certain coolness. There's high acidity that begs for some lamb, a little prickle of spice, and really nice tannins. It's well put together and relatively slick, but not complex or delicious enough to deserve a higher score.

  • Roughl wrote: flawed

    December 27, 2020 - Corked ever so slightly, but acceptable and finished it anyway. Not nearly as fine a wine as the 2004, as far this can be judged on this bottle

  • amenges Likes this wine: 91 points

    December 25, 2020 - Decanted for about 20 minutes to open up. Strong barnyard on the nose. Fine integrated tannins on the palate of well into dark stewed fruit. Pungent notes of tea and tobacco. Will continue to age beautifully.

  • chatters wrote:

    December 21, 2020 - Coravin fun - Leoville Barton and new arrivals (My place, Kent Street): From Coravin. Dusty, closed initially but, with time and agitation, blackcurrant, a little chalky minerality, pyrazine, a tiny touch of cellar stink underpins these aromas lending complexity rather than distracting. In the mouth it has medium plus intensity acidity, medium plus intensity chalky, drying tannins which lend a chewy quality to the leathery blackcurrant fruit, long but a bit disjointed. Hmm

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  • By Neal Martin
    A Century of Bordeaux: The Eights (May 2018), 5/18/2018 (link)

    (Léoville Barton Léoville-barton Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2001 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2001, IWC Issue #96 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2000, IWC Issue #90 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 1999, IWC Issue #84 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1998
  • 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 031259008035, 055298007507, 3277034831857, 3609050975732, 3660327010815, 3660327011515

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 56 (1%)
  • In Cellars 4,477 (67%)
  • Consumed 2,184 (33%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Charcuterie, Flank steak, käse, Lam, Okse, Very nice bottle. 93, Vilt

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95% Like It  65 votes

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