Red

2004 Château Léoville Barton

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien
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Community Tasting Notes 382

  • unrelenting Likes this wine: 95 points

    July 2, 2020 - Peak drinking. Well worth it. Complex. great finish

    1 person found this helpful
  • dke Likes this wine: 91 points

    July 1, 2020 - Dark fruits and tobacco/cedar aromas and similar, well integrated elements on the palate. Really nice wine and definitely ready to drink, after short aeration (from half bottle).

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • colmanstephenson wrote:

    June 28, 2020 - Drank with the Smiths and Hitchcock’s at a BBQ at ours.

    This was drunk alongside Grand Puy Lacoste 90 and Tignanello 08.

    Drinking well: tons of fruit tannin and body but all in balance. To say “severe” would be overstating it. It’s just because it was Alongside the beautiful and fully integrated GPL. This Certainly has another decade ahead of it.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • EhrlichDY Likes this wine:

    June 11, 2020 - Popped and poured off and let breath for a few hours before drinking as part of a blind tasting. Classic left bank Bordeaux with cedar and some earthy elements on the palate. The palate is rich with ample dark fruit while the texture is pure bliss. This is a freak wine and far outperforms the vintage. No harm in drinking these now but there this wine will drink well for another ten to twenty years.

    4 people found this helpful Comments (3)
  • dcwino wrote: 94 points

    June 10, 2020 - Third Zoom tasting – Blind Bordeaux (Mi Casa): Expressive nose displaying opulent blue and red fruit crème de cassis, a hint of plum, lactic, caramel, lead pencil, cedar and earth. Excellent concentration, nicely layered opulent ripe red and blue fruit, rich yet nicely balanced, perfect amount of acidity and mineral, and a long sweet red fruit driven finish with cedar and caramel at the end. Not the most complex Bordeaux but classic and drinking beautifully.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
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  • December 2008, Issue #22 (link)

    (Château Léoville Barton 2ème Cru) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/23/2008 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2007, IWC Issue #132 (link)

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

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/16/2006 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126 (link)

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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2008 (link) 17.5+ points

    (Chateau Léoville-Barton St Julien) There is a toasted edge to the bramble fruit here, with a chalky, rather bright but reserved, restrained nose. Soft on the palate, as restrained as the nose suggested, elegant but of substance. A very old-school composition, a firm core of tannin surrounded by gently polished fruit, firm acidity, and plenty of stone, mineral and pepper in the mouth. It terminates in a ripe, gritty, meaty finish. Plenty of grip here, really very good indeed.

  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2007 (link) 17.5+ points

    (Chateau Léoville-Barton St Julien) A firm nose, with fine fruit, presented in a reserved style, already quite unmistakeable despite this wine's young age. Some good flesh on the palate, but here reserved and stylish also. Very appealing, fresh, lively, with some delicious dark fruit. Very good indeed. Another elevation in score here I see.

  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2006 (link) 17+ points

    (Chateau Léoville-Barton St Julien) A good colour, with moderate depth. Really rather classic claretty fruit on the nose, perhaps just a little note of cherry that is a little incongruous, with a little oak-derived nutty character too. Elegant style on entry, quite apparent and attractive balance, with a lovely weight set against fresh acidity and a ripe structure. It is a little reticent but gives some good flavours when worked hard. This has very good potential, and simply needs time, probably 8-12 years.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • 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 031259017969, 031259031262, 0400005918421, 055298007507, 071570019334, 087000341944, 2448874002597, 3660327010419, 3660327010426, 3660327010815, 3660327030417, 639737585568, 714153178928, 8834327010419

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 613 (5%)
  • In Cellars 9,410 (72%)
  • Consumed 3,009 (23%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

asparagus, mashed potatoes, Ribeye, With duck breast in orange reduction sauce

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