2014 Langoa-Barton, St-Julien (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)
Barrel Sample. Powerful tannins are the hallmark of this concentrated wine. With a big structure, it is pushing the envelope, yet the Saint-Julien elegance manifests itself in the balanced fruit and deliciously fresh acidity. (RV)
Sappy kirsch and blackberry coulis notes form the core, with ample tar, ganache and bramble flavors filling in the finish. Displays lots of chewy grip but has the flesh to match. Rock-solid. (JM)
A beautiful young wine with raspberries and plums. Full, round and juicy. So much berry character. Round tannins and bright acidity.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Château Langoa Barton 2014 is a blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc cropped between 25 September and 8 October and raised in 60% new barrels. It has a backward nose that is tightly buttoned down: hints of blackberry, briary and cedar developing with time. The palate is harmonious with fine tannins, good density here for a Langoa Barton with new oak beautifully interwoven and filling out the finish. This is an impressive Langoa Barton, one of the most under-rated crus in Saint Julien. It's one that will surprise a few people once in bottle. (NM)
The 2014 Langoa-Barton is very pretty. Nuanced and precise to the core, the 2014 shows the more refined side of St. Julien. Dark red cherry, plum, spice, mint and lavender caress the palate as the 2014 shows off its hugely appealing, open-knit personality. The flavors are finely-sculpted in a Langoa-Barton that should provide considerable near and medium-term appeal. All the elements are in the right place. A dollop of chalk and white pepper adds aromatic lift on the close. The blend is 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc. Tasted two times. (AG)