2000 Chateau Leoville Barton [Future Arrival]

$219.00

95+

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Wine Details

Bottle Size 750ml
Vintage 2000
Varietal
Producer Chateau Leoville Barton
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Saint-Julien
Color Red
Country France
Future Arrival Yes
Featured No

Additional Information

Weight 3.5 lbs

Pro Reviews

Wine Advocate (WA)

WA95+

I found this to be one of the more backward wines of the 2000 vintage and gave it a window of maturity of 2015-2040 when I reviewed it in 2003. In my two recent tastings of it, I changed that window to 2018-2050, which probably says more than the following tasting note could say. This is a behemoth – dense, highly extracted, very tannic, broodingly backward, with a dense purple color and very little evolution since it was bottled 8 years ago. Wonderfully sweet cedar and fruitcake notes are intermixed with hints of creme de cassis, licorice, and earthy forest floor. It is full-bodied and tannic, with everything in place, but like so many wines that come from Leoville Barton, it makes a mockery of many modern-day consumers wanting a wine for immediate gratification. Those who bought it should continue to exercise patience and be proud to own a wonderful classic with five decades of longevity ahead of it. – Robert M. Parker, Jr. – 29-06-2010

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