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Staff Favorites - Nick Carpenter
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2009 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien
Review Date: 10-25-2012
This is a dark brooding wine that takes some time to reveal it’s fruit. The cherry and blackberry flavors are slightly masked by light new wood flavors at the beginning, but the blackberry comes to the fore in the mid-palate along with a new spicy element that gradually leads to you back to the wood. The oak climbs back onto the palate, closing down the spicy fruit and finishing up with a burst of tannins. A superb wine that left me to pondering how much more this wine is going to expand with a few more years (decades?) of aging.