Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
75cl * 13.5% ABV * Saint-Julien, Bordeaux
The wines of the famed sister property, the 2nd Grand Cru Classe Leoville-Barton are in fact made at Langoa Barton. The original owner Hugh Barton bought Chateau Langoa in 1821 and although it has never been so broadly recognised, still offers seriously exciting wines that need to be celebrated.
"Not quite as generous as Léoville Barton, replaced with classicism and subdued tannins, as we see the impact of a slightly cooler terroir. Juicy finish, black fruits, plenty of life and lift through the palate. Enjoyable, but closed in with clove spice that is very clear on the finish. Drink from 2027 to 2042." 92 points, Jane Anson, Decanter (April 2021)
"Healthy deep purplish crimson. High-toned, fully ripe nose that is rather seductive before a glossy, polished-tannin dry finish. Promises well for the future while being relatively charming even now. Not the most concentrated 2020 but everything is in balance. Well done. Sappy, dry finish. Very St-Julien. Some restraint despite the initial seduction. 13.5% Drink 2028 – 2046" 17 points, Jancis Robinson MW (April 2021)
"Very pretty blackberry and blueberry character with blackcurrants and mint. It’s medium-to full-bodied with linear, tight tannins that are polished and fine." 93-94 points, James Suckling (April 2021)