Chateau Leoville Barton 1999

Chateau Leoville Barton 1999

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Producer  Leoville - Barton
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Vintage 1999
Rating 90+ (RP)



The vineyard nestles in the heart of the St Julien terroir among the most beautiful slopes of Garonne gravel, facing the Gironde river. The clayey gravel subsoil allows excellent growing conditions whatever weather the vintage brings. The plowing is traditional, without weeding or herbicide. The grape varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon (74%), Merlot (23%) and Cabernet Franc (3%).


Leoville-Barton's wines are consistently well-made, so it is not surprising that their 1999 is a muscular, serious, broodingly rich effort. An opaque ruby/purple color is accompanied by impressive aromas of cedar wood, black fruits, spice box, and loamy soil. Dense, chewy, and built to age, this unflattering yet potentially outstanding, full-bodied Leoville-Barton is one of the most concentrated and ageworthy wines of the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2022. - Robert Parker

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