1998 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien
Wine & Spirits
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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This opaque purple-colored, muscular, full-bodied, classically made St.-Julien displays impressive concentration, chewy, highly-extracted flavors of black fruits, iron, earth, and spicy wood, and a powerful mouth-feel. A pure, uncompromising, traditionally-styled wine, it is to be admired for its authenticity, class, and quality. (RP)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Medium ruby. Very pure aromas of black cherry and licorice, with faint nutty and herbal nuances; comes across as distinctly riper than the Langoa. Dense and chocolatey, with sound acids and underlying minerality giving the flavors impressive clarity. Richly oaky. Finishes long, with big, ripe tannins.
Very minty, with blackberry and dark currant on the nose. Spicy too. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a spicy, floral and currant aftertaste. Solid and very pretty. Give it more time. (Web-2009)
The best buy from the Medoc. Great dark purple color, outstanding balance. A dynamite wine that will last for years. Delicious black fruit on the palate mix well with hints of spice and coffee.