Red

1990 Château Léoville Barton

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien
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Community Tasting Notes 459

  • KristianT Likes this wine: 94 points

    August 27, 2022 - Lovely bottle of mature Bordeaux. Very healthy cork and colour. Very subtle at first but opened up ever so nicely over the coming hours. Elegant and fully mature.

  • djhammond Likes this wine: 94 points

    August 14, 2022 - Fully mature, this is drinking well and is a a great mature left bank Bordeaux. However, I am finding as the fruit recedes it is losing some of its charm, ( I gave this a 96 rating 3 years ago,) with residual tannin exposed end palate and on the finish. That said, it is a glorious drink.

  • novie1234 wrote: 94 points

    July 2, 2022 - Perfectly mature. Really showing itself well with ample development of black fruit and sous bois, along with pencil shavings and tabacco. Excellent t with a smoked brisket during a warm summer evening.

  • brianngibson wrote: 92 points

    June 6, 2022 - Drinking well at 32 and has some gas in the tank still. That said, fruit is definitely in the background. Cedar, leather, mint or menthol, with firm mushroom, and hints of cassis and plum.

  • SimonG wrote: 93 points

    May 13, 2022 - A touch of menthol and chlorine on the nose initially, but this lifts to a more classical cool restraint and then more meaty blackcurrant. Ends up very similar to the 89, just a little broader and with a little less energy. Opens up nicely. A top bottle of 90 LB, this is in line with recent previous bottles of this, it’s starting to move up a gear and match the 89. ****

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  • By Jane Anson
    Anson’s pick: Bordeaux 1989 vs 1990 – Left Bank, 10/25/2018 (link)

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

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    8/7/2018 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2001 (link)

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

  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2001 (link)

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

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    The 1990 Clarets...To Have and To Hold (Nov 1993), 11/1/1993 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    12/2/2012 (link) 92 points

    (Château Léoville Barton) Slightly bricking very dark red violet color; stewed plum, tart black fruit nose; a little stewy, tart currant, tart plum, tobacco palate with good acidity; medium-plus finish 92+ points (possibly a little heat damage on this bottle)

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/17/2010 (link) 94 points

    (Château Léoville Barton) Slightly bricking, very dark red violet color; deep, redolent, tobacco, tart black fruit, baked plum nose with a hint of smoke; tasty, mature, tart plum, berry, prune, tobacco, pencil lead palate; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1990
  • 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 000000275057, 055298007507, 3258691171746, 3277034831857, 3660327010419, 3660327010815

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 30 (0%)
  • In Cellars 3,940 (59%)
  • Consumed 2,656 (40%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Beef Tenderloin, cheese platter, lamb, pork roast, roast vegetables

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99% Like It  121 votes

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