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2009 Chateau Leoville Barton (#6 On Ws Top 100 Wines Of 2012)Cabernet Sauvignon from France


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  • 98 Wine Enthusiast
  • 96 James Suckling -
  • 95 Wine Spectator
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"A major success of the vintage. The wine exhibits extreme richness of the fruit, with all its sweet blackberry flavors. It also has underlying firm structure, density and solid tannins. Bring in the acidity at the end, and this is both impressive and ready for long-term aging."

96 James Suckling -

"Very floral, with fresh mushrooms and currants on the nose. Full body, with powerful tannins, yet polished and refined. Lovely length. Vibrant acidity. Well structured. Try after 2018."

95 Wine Spectator

#6 on Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2012! "This is powerful Cabernet, with gutsy weight, but also polished feel to the fresh plum, warm blackberry sauce, bittersweet ganache and roasted apple wood notes. Long and tarry through the finish, but still invigorating despite its heft. Needs some time to round fully into form. Best from 2017 through 2035. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 21,000 cases made."

Product Detail

Item # 70454
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region St Julien

98 - Wine Enthusiast

96 - James Suckling -

95 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2009
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak and vanilla
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box