2011 Langoa-Barton, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)
This is a delightful wine with an attractive character that belies that firm structure behind it. It has weight and concentration and firm tannins, while showing the fruity side of the vintage. A wine for pleasure as it ages. Drink from 2016.
A fresh, bright wine with citrus, raspberry and currants. Medium to full body with firm tannins and a crisp finish. Juicy fruit. Better in 2016.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Deep ruby-purple. Exotic, perfumed aromas of plum, strawberry syrup, Oriental spices and bay leaf are complemented by a hint of camphor. Bright, fresh and smooth, with juicy, very persistent blackberry, raspberry and mineral flavors. I really like this wine's purity and verve; it's a superb Langoa that ought to make exceptionally good near-term drinking.
Showing good definition, this delivers plum pit and bitter cherry hints that weave around the core of red currant and blackberry fruit. Briar-tinged grip holds the finish. Best from 2017 through 2027.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
From Anthony Barton’s lesser known estate, the 2011 Langoa Barton offers up lots of dusty, earthy, black cherry notes, moderate tannin, and a serious, masculine style. Nicely concentrated and pure, it behaves more like a Pauillac than a classic St.-Julien. Give this medium-bodied wine 2-4 years of bottle age and drink it over the following 10-15 years.