2005 Langoa-Barton, St-Julien

SKU #1044160 95 points Jane Anson

Outer quote mark Great respect of the fruit, both extremely drinkable and delicious, loaded up with slate, tobacco, cassis, creamy raspberry and cigar box. 70% new oak for ageing, Michel Raoul technical director, Eric Boissenot consultant. Inner quote mark (6/2023)

92 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2005 Langoa Barton is a wonderful surprise. Bright, fresh and so alluring, the 2005 is one of the under the radar jewels of the year. Freshly cut flowers, ripe red berry fruit, mint and blood orange give the 2005 striking aromatic lift and energy to match its mid-weight personality. This classy, polished Saint-Julien is a total delight. I wish I had a case in the cellar. (AG) Inner quote mark (4/2021)

92 points Wine & Spirits

Outer quote mark This vintage emphasizes dark chocolate and French roast coffee scents. Its luscious cherry flavors give a soft, round impression in the middle, then it lightens up a little, needing time for the flavors to extend. The fineness of Langoa is there, and should be more apparent in ten years' time. Inner quote mark (10/2008)

92 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Big, ripe, almost exotic, this has developed impressively over the past 18 months. Its tannins are certainly huge, but so is the fruit, warm, rich and enticing. Very powered, it thrusts black currants and acidity right up front. (RV) Inner quote mark (6/2008)

92 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Wonderful aromas of licorice, crushed blackberry and mineral. Full-bodied, with very well-integrated tannins and vanilla, berry and aniseed flavors. Has a long, long finish. (JS) Inner quote mark (3/2008)

90 points Int'l Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Good ruby-red. Rich plummy aroma. Deep and chewy if a bit youthfully sullen, with sweet flavors of redcurrant, mocha and tobacco. Finishes with chewy tannins. Distinctly fatter than the 2006 but a bit less chocolatey and dark in its flavor presentation. (ST) Inner quote mark (6/2008)

K&L Notes

Barrel tasting: Absolutely stunning wine. Deep color. Sweet red licorice and cranberry nose. Very, very elegant. A lot of Merlot. More feminine style. Tasted four times with consistent notes. (Clyde Beffa, K&L Bordeaux Buyer) 93+ points Neal Martin for Wine Journal: "The Château Langoa Barton 2005 offers plenty of concentration on the nose: blackberries, blueberry, a touch of cedar and tobacco emerging from the glass, opening and gaining intensity all the time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. This is beautifully balanced in the mouth, perhaps just a little conservative but with great precision and length. It has the freshness and vitality to be approachable now, though I would prefer to leave this for another 4 or 5 years." (02/2015)

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By: Alex Schroeder | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/23/2017 | Send Email
The nose on this wine is powerful and quite compelling! Honeyed toast, black cherries, cola berry and leather, all integrated wonderfully. This is a powerful wine from a great vintage, don’t feel obligated to drink it now, it has plenty of aging potential left in it!

By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/11/2015 | Send Email
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One of our favorite properties. This wine rocks with tons of black cherry aromas and flavors. Cellar it a bit.
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