1999 Langoa-Barton, St-Julien

SKU #997084

90 points Wine Spectator: "Delivers very pretty sweet berry and currant aromas, with hints of flowers. Full-bodied, offering silky, lovely tannins, and a subtle fruit and mineral finish. This is wonderfully floral. Outstanding texture." (2010) According to Stephen Tanzer: "Bright, deep red. Aromatically expressive, perfumed nose combines bright cherry and tobacco. Sweet, lush and chocolatey, with lovely flesh and sound balancing acidity. An easygoing wine that finishes with substantial but ripe tannins." (May/June 02) K&L's notes - One of the top values in this vintage will surely be Langoa Barton. We loved this wine. Meaty, toasty, bacony aromas. Very broad and sweet on the palate, with great balance. A really smooth wine that has a nice fleshy mouthfeel. Wonderful!

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By: Christie Brunick |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 1/5/2012  | Send Email
If you want a great bottle of Bordeaux that is drinking exceptionally well now, look no further! Where else can you even find respected Chateaus with aged bordeaux for this kind of price? We only have a limited supply so hurry and get your Bordeaux love on before its gone!

By: Steve Greer |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 9/7/2010  | Send Email
This was the hit of the Hollywood tasting, and I quickly sold out of the wine at our store. The nose and palate are filled with sweet concentrated red fruit with a silky texture and supple mouthfeel. The heady fruit lingers in the long finish. Ready now.

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Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
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Bordeaux

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Specific Appellation:

Saint Julien

- St. Julien, the smallest of the four famous appellations of the Haut Medoc, is known for highly extracted, finely structured, Cabernet-based reds. It is nestled between Pauillac to the north and Margaux to the south. Like St. Estephe, there are no first growths in this area. Leoville-las-Cases, Leoville Poyferre, Leoville Barton, Ducru Beaucaillou, and Gruard Larose are the second-growths of St. Julien followed by Lagrange which is the only third-growth. Beychevelle, Branaire Ducru, St. Pierre, and Talbot, which are all fourth-growth wines, round out the grand cru classe chateaux. In the last several vintages, wineries from this appellation have been out-performing their traditional rankings making many of the wines from this region some of the best values in red wine today.