Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
6 x 75cl * 14.5% 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.
Lilian Barton and her son Damien have crafted something beautiful in 2022. The 2022 is the first vintage vinified and aged in the recently completed new cellar. And with more than double the number of vats, the team are able to conduct more and more parcel-by-parcel vinification, increasing the level of detail and precision at this much-loved estate. Langoa Barton is a Third Growth in its own right, and has long been beloved for its classic expression of St-Julien, its longevity, as well as its relative value for money.
The 2022 vintage has a beautiful floral nose, with fresh red fruit, supple tannins, and is in great balance and proportion. Yet again, this year's Langoa Barton is a brilliant buy in the context of the vintage, probably even more so given the extra precision their new cellar has brought the team. It's vibrant, precise and pure, with raspberry, blackberry and black plum, and minty, spicy, dried petal notes lifting the wine to a bright, minerally finish. A fabulous example of top end St-Julien.
"Deep fruit, dark spices and graphite with wide yet polished, linear tannins. Full-bodied and intense with depth and structure. Long and chalky at the end. Big wine." 96-97 Points, James Suckling (April 2023)
"The first vintage produced in the estate's new winery, which more than doubled the number of vats, permitting sub-plot by sub-plot vinification, the brilliant 2022 Langoa Barton offers up aromas of dark berries, cassis, violets and cigar wrapper, followed by a medium to full-bodied, deep and fleshy palate endowed with terrific depth and tension. Polished and penetrating, it should match or even surpass the 2019 and 2016 vintages, and it is sure to be one of the more intelligent purchases of the en primeur campaign." 93-95+ Points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate (April 2023)
“The 2022 Langoa Barton is vibrant and focused, as the best wines are in this vintage…There’s a purity to the 2022 that is impossible to miss. I admire its precision and lovely minerality.” He concludes, awarding (91-93) points, “Langoa could turn out to be one of the Sleepers of 2022, especially among the more affordable wines of the Left Bank.” 91-93 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (April 2023)
Drink 2026 to 2048.
Please note that prices are in-bond and exclude VAT and duty, which are payable when the wines land in store in Spring/Summer 2025.