Château Langoa Barton 2010

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Appellation - Saint-Julien

Tasting notes

Another wine showing better from bottle than it did from barrel, the 2010 Langoa Barton has the typical structured, dense style, but just as I thought earlier on, it is a much softer and more developed wine than one ordinarily expects from proprietor Anthony Barton. It is full-bodied and impressively endowed with subtle oak, rich cassis fruit and notes of new saddle leather, forest floor, cedar wood and spice box. Full, authoritative and dense, this wine should be at its best between 2018 and 2035

Score: 93 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (205), March 2013

Softer than I expected given the highly extracted, exceptionally tannic wines routinely produced by proprietor Anthony Barton, the oaky, powerfully concentrated, dense 2010 Langoa Barton possesses silky, well-integrated tannins. Nevertheless, the level of wood and the primary nature of the black currant and black cherry fruit suggest 7-8 years of cellaring will be essential. This is a 30-year wine

Score: 90/92 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (194), May 2011

Tasted at the Union de Grand Cru in London. Although Anthony Barton's wine may become overshadowed by his brilliant Léoville, do not ignore that gem. The Langoa Barton has a supremely well-defined bouquet: classy, refined and perfectly pitched. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins and wonderful focus. Silky smooth in texture, harmonious with a pure and shimmering finish, this constitutes one of the finest Langoa-Barton wines in recent years. Tasted November 2012.

Score: 94 Neal Martin,, February 2013


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