2013 Langoa-Barton, St-Julien
A firm and silky red with lots of currant, flower and citrus aromas and flavors. Medium to full body, integrated tannins and a long finish. Excellent for the vintage. Subtle finish. Drink or hold.
The wine now in bottle has maintained the lively character found in the barrel tasting. Added to that is a firm structure, with layers of wood and intense acidity. This wine will age over the medium-term, so drink from 2019.
Lively cherry red. Scented, a touch leafy but not unripe. Dusty graphite too. This has more fruit in the mid palate than some. Smooth and gentle. Dry, light tannins on the finish. More persistent than many in this vintage.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A strong effort from Langoa Barton, the 2013 possesses a deep ruby/purple color, a crunchy, juicy mid-palate, sweet tannins, adequate acidity, and a medium-bodied, fleshy mouthfeel. Atypically for this estate, it should drink well during its first 7-10 years of life. (RP)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright ruby-red. Fresh, precise scents of red berries, aromatic herbs, orange peel and cedar but this seems a little light on fruit to me. Better on the palate, showing spicy tobacco, orange and dark plum flavors with chewy, mounting tannins. The moderately persistent finish reveals repeating herbal notes, and I wonder if this has enough fruit to go more than a decade or so. (ID)
The 2013 Langoa-Barton is laced with sweet red cherries, crushed flowers, spices and mint, all in a feminine, graceful style with modest depth and structure. Silky tannins support the mid-weight, floral finish. The 2013 should drink nicely right out of the gate, as it is already quite open. The blend is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Tasted twice. (AG)
Offers a sappy feel, with kirsch and plum skin flavors carried by brambly grip. A tarry hint gives the finish a lightly chewy edge. Best from 2017 through 2021. (Web Only—2016)