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Langoa Barton 2011

Label
RegionBordeaux
SubregionSt Julien
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Bordeaux2011Langoa BartonBT105 \ 0  1260420.001292 JS126046.66666666666792.0092.00Langoa Barton0.7510
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Tasting Notes

A fresh, bright wine with citrus, raspberry and currants. Medium to full body with firm tannins and a crisp finish. Juicy fruit. Better in 2016.

92
James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2014

Deep ruby in the glass. Powerful and aromatic on the nose, with smoky, dense black fruit and incense. The palate is rich with cassis but has drive and vibrancy from fresh acidity and chalky tannins. This wine has knit together fabulously, and is starting to drink well now. The black fruit and layered spices are still the focus, but subtle savoury and earthy notes from bottle age are starting to show through. Long and driven to the finish, this wine is ready to drink now but will only improve over the next decade, and will doubtless drink well beyond that.

94
Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, November 2020

The Langoa Barton is a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc cropped at 36hl/ha cropped between 12th and 23rd September. It has a very pure lifted bouquet with fine delineation. It is very feminine with hints of blueberry and cassis just in the background, but there is nice minerality coming through. The palate is rounded on the entry with crisp acidity, hints of pain grille inflecting the black fruit with a seam of graphite on the finish. Tasted April 2012.

91/93
Neal Martin, RobertParker.com (`), April 2012

Léoville Barton's 15 hectare sister Chateau is normally very fairly priced for the consistent quality. Grape varieties, viticulture and vinification are similar to those of Léoville. Quality is often very similar too. A lovely, expressive red fruit nose with spice and vanilla. Bright strawberry and summer pudding fruit on the palate, this is pretty, elegant and fresh. However there is good plumpness and structure with ripe tannins. A delicious and lovely Langoa Barton.

92
Farr Vintners, March 2012

The fruit feels ripe sweet cassis and bramble. The palate has an underlying freshness that lightens the mid palate and brings out the mint on the back palate. There is an attractive supple fleshiness the sweet fruit supported by firm but ripe tannins.

88/91
Derek Smedley MW, April 2012
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Set to be one of the bargains of the vintage - Anthony Barton's prices are always reasonable - this is better balanced and far less chunky than the 2010. There's some grip here all right, but it's surrounded by flavours of cassis and sweet plums, deftly handled oak and refreshing acidity. 8+ years.

93
Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, April 2012

Very good depth of Cabernet fruit and velvety smooth texture plus charm, depth and class. Drink 2015-2028

17
Steven Spurrier, Decanter.com, April 2012

Good full ruby-red. Perfumed aromas of blackcurrant, fresh herbs and cocoa. Sweet, round and nicely vinous, with good depth to the flavors of chocolatey dark fruits and spicy underbrush. Finishes with fine-grained tannins, firm structure and lingering cocoa and floral notes. Offers plenty of early appeal and better texture than many 2011s.

90
Ian d'Agata, vinous.com, July 2014
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