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2004 Château Léoville Barton

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien
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Community Tasting Notes 344

  • DaleW wrote:

    March 18, 2019 - Fairly dense cassis fruit, mocha, a little gunsmoke. Moderate acids, integrating oak, tannins apparent but manageable. Sturdy but with some style. B+

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Brett H Likes this wine: 97 points

    February 15, 2019 - Superb! Same note as before

  • Julian Marshall wrote: 92 points

    January 14, 2019 - Tasted with the 01, the colour is slightly darker, the nose slightly fresher and more insistent, with similar aromas and a touch of brett and leather. In the mouth, however, an entirely different beast to the 01. The fruit sensations are much the same, but still quite primary and what really changes is the middle section, which is silky and much more lifting. If the 2001 is a traditional LB, the 04 is more modern, not in a spoofy sense, but because of the silky, creamy middle section, almost Margalais. The finish is less profound than the 01 but more persistent. If I had been told blind that this was a Léoville, because of the style I would have guessed LLC. It reminded me of LLC in 93 or 94. I've certainly never tasted a Barton like this one. It takes a bit of getting used to, but it's very impressive indeed.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Wine_Bear Likes this wine: 95 points

    December 31, 2018 - Wine was properly stored from purchase upon release until consumed.
    Big, bold, classic Bordeaux. Cassis, berries, lots of fruits mixed in. Delicious, just coming into its own time. This wine has some distance to go so don't rush to drink it. As good as it is, it will probably be better in another couple of years.
    Spectacular wine from a great Chateaux and a family that knows how to make great wines. Thank you Anthony, Lillian et al.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • Duncan H Likes this wine: 92 points

    December 28, 2018 - Very dark red/black in colour. Minimal fading at rim.

    Nose quite closed, even after two hours in a decanter. V full palate, still a bit brooding, but intense. Crunch blackcurrant and mint. Much more to come - I probably prefer the 2003 for drinking now, but suspect the 2004 is a bit finer.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
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    2/25/2014 (link)

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
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  • December 2008, Issue #22 (link)

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

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    1/23/2008 (link)

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

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

JancisRobinson.com

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

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

Vinous

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

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    4/5/2005 (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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 659 (5%)
  • In Cellars 9,138 (74%)
  • Consumed 2,608 (21%)

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Community Recommendations

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

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