2001 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien

SKU #1011010 96 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark A wonderfully firm, concentrated wine that walks a fine, balanced line between richness and poised structure. It is classic in the best sense, showing all the shape of a fine Bordeaux, while adding the extra dimension of the freshest of black fruits, complexity from a few hints of wood, and a dark, brooding, long-lasting aftertaste. *Editors' Choice* (RV) Inner quote mark (12/2007)

93 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2001 Léoville Barton is still a few years from full maturity. Unwinding in the decanter and glass with aromas of blackcurrant, licorice, loamy soil, cigar wrapper and vanilla pod, it's medium to full-bodied, rich and muscular, with a deep, concentrated core of fruit, lively acids and ripe but firm tannins that still assert themselves on the finish. (WK) Inner quote mark (2/2022)

92 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Gorgeous aromas of crushed blackberries and flowers. Medium- to full-bodied, with well-knit tannins and a silky, caressing palate. Long. This is a wonderful wine. Lots of finesse. (JS) Inner quote mark (3/2004)

91 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2001 Léoville-Barton presents plenty of brambly red fruit on the nose, along with singed leather and mushroom; it’s just a little more animally than I expected. The palate is medium-bodied, fresh and sappy, offering supple tannins and a fine bead of acidity, and lightly spiced with white pepper and clove. Quite persistent in the mouth. Not sophisticated, perhaps, but classic in style, fresh and toothsome. (NM) Inner quote mark (6/2021)

K&L Notes

This is a great value from Bordeaux--or anywhere in the red wine world. 70% Cab Sauv, 20% Merlot, 10% Cab Franc. Very focused wine, tons of fruit. Big and powerful wine. Super pure and classic style. As usual, it is one of the best wines in Bordeaux and one of the best values in the world.

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