2011 Langoa-Barton, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)
This wine is powerful and concentrated, with its tannins showing. It is perfumed, ripe and offers density that’s impressive for the year.
This is dense with a lovely blueberry and mineral character. Full body, with silky tannins and a long finish. It is dense and very pretty. Well done.
A pure and elegant style, with plum and cassis fruit that's nicely unadorned. Hints of iron and violets filter in on the finish. Deceptive length.
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.
* Ginger ale and black raspberry on the nose. Good middle. Tough on back palate. Should be fine, it just needs some airing. RS: Very strong red fruits--cherry cola--and a firm grip.