Moncharm | Château Leoville Barton 2006
A massive, extravagantly rich and long aged wine, the 2009 Leoville Barton is a classic, best suited for old-fashioned connoisseurs. It has a bold, opaque purple colour complimented by a bouquet of assorted flavours of liquorice, unsmoked cigar tobacco, forest floor and a touch of earthiness. The wine is brilliantly dense and has a savoury texture with elevated tannins. Moncharm recommends this wine requires at least a decade of cellaring and can be consumed between 30 to 50 years.
This estate was purchased by Hugh Barton in 1826. Barton was already owned by the Chateau Langoa back then. This estate was a part of the big Leoville estate prior to 1826. Barton Named this estate as Léoville Barton. It was classified as a Second growth in 1855. Six generations of the Barton Family have dedicated their lives in preserving the quality of the produce. The present proprietor, Anthony Barton inherited this estate in 1983. He uses traditional methods of producing wine and excels in producing the best Saint-Julien wine.
Renowned for tremendously elegant and consistent wines, Saint-Julien is located between the Pauliac and Margaux. It has the highest number of classified estates in complete Bordeaux. Almost 80% of the regions productions come from 11 classed estates. This region is home to estates like Léoville Châteaux, Léoville-Las Cases, Léoville Poyferré and Léoville-Barton and Ducru-Beaucaillou, all of these estates are noteworthy because of their premium quality wines.