Léoville Barton 1982

RegionBordeaux
SubregionSt Julien
ColourRed
TypeStill


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Tasting Notes

With massive, huge concentration, excruciating tannin, this earthy, meaty St.-Julien has everything, but it needs to be forgotten for at least 10-15 years. At this tasting, it did not appear to have budged since the last time I had it, and it did not taste terribly different than it did at age five. While it is remarkably concentrated, it is hard to rate it any higher because it may take another 25 years to reach maturity. Even with this level of concentration, one can never be sure if the fruit will hold. Nevertheless, I have plenty of confidence in it.

Score: 90+Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (183), June 2009

Score: 94Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003

Score: 92+Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (129), June 2000

Score: 93+Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (3), November 1998

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