Red

2008 Château Léoville Barton

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien
Drink between 2019 - 2038 (Edit)
CT91.7 209 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 177

  • Shogan wrote: 91 points

    November 22, 2021 - Finally getting a hint of some secondary characteristics. Had such a menthol/eucalyptus note in 2019 that I could not drink it. Can still smell a touch of menthol, but cannot taste it. Nice, balanced, dark red fruits and a first hint of cedar. Will likely wait until 2025 to try again.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Andice wrote: 90 points

    November 12, 2021 - Decent claret. Just beginning to drink well compared to last bottle from 3 years ago. Palate is a tad too lean owing to vintage.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • dagij Likes this wine: 90 points

    November 5, 2021 - Deep ruby, almost black at the core. Nice blackcurrant fruit with a tone reminiscent of kirsch, black cherries, some vanilla, newly baked bread. Medium to full bodied attack, a bit watery and bland on the mid palate, cherries and blackberries in the finish, but the aftertaste is somewhat tart. A bit short, but fine length. Still on the very primary side, this is probably going to be very good. Fresh and fine. 90-91

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Tom Henriksveen Likes this wine: 91 points

    November 5, 2021 - Classic and robust claret!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Dancing with bottles wrote: flawed

    October 18, 2021 - spoiled by a bad cork.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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    2008 Bordeaux - Now at age 10, 2/28/2019 (link)

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    February 2018, 2/1/2018 (link)

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    2008 Bordeaux 10 Years on, 1/1/2018 (link)

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  • December 2012, Issue #38 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2011, Issue #34, Re-Visiting the 2008 Bordeaux Vintage: Is It Superior to Both 2009 and 2010?

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    July/August 2011, IWC Issue #157 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2011, Issue #31, Snapshot of the 2008 Bordeaux Vintage- Really a Lovely and Classically Proportioned Year

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/21/2011 (link) 92 points

    (Château Léoville Barton) Dark purple red violet color; very appealing, berry, ripe plum, blackberry nose; tasty, poised, blackberry, berry, graphite, relatively rich but balanced palate; medium-plus finish 92+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • 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 031259027562, 031259031262, 031259040103, 031259043272, 0400005918421, 3258691171746, 3277034831857, 3609050236635, 3660327010815, 3660327011515, 616773430229, 639737585568, 649944100751, 7070292950423

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 884 (8%)
  • In Cellars 8,794 (75%)
  • Consumed 2,058 (18%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

beef tenderloin, breast of grouse, Duck, gibier à plumes, Grillad biff, Lamb carre, plats en sauce, viande rouge, volaille en sauce

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