Vintage 2009

Château Léoville-Barton, St Julien (2ème Cru Classé)

Product Code: AN0309RC

Tasting Notes

The opulence of this wine proves it is the fruit of a sun-blessed vintage, yet with none of the excesses associated with this. The power is certainly present but not domineering thanks to the lively freshness and complexity. There are also hints of sugar, toast, tar and spices. 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22,5% Merlot, 0,5 Cabernet Franc

Profile

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
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            [Notes1] => The opulence of this wine proves it is the fruit of a sun-blessed vintage, yet with none of the excesses associated with this. The power is certainly present but not domineering thanks to the lively freshness and complexity.  There are also hints of sugar, toast, tar and spices. 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22,5% Merlot, 0,5 Cabernet Franc			
			
			
			

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            [MediaNotes] => 96 pts Decanter in 2019	
96 pts James Suckling in 2019	
94 pts Lisa Perotti Brown in 2019	

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Winemaking >

Soil: Deep gravel on clay subsoil - Vine density: 9100 vinestocks per hectare - Average vine age: 38 years old Drawing off into the barrels lot by lot. Ageing between 16 to 18 months in French oak barrels of which 60% are new

Awards +

96 pts Decanter in 2019
96 pts James Suckling in 2019
94 pts Lisa Perotti Brown in 2019

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