2007 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien

SKU #1054424 94 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark This is a great success for the year, a wine that is dense, characterized by balance between sweet fruit and solid tannins. Spice from the finely judged wood aging adds extra complexity, as do the plum and berry fruits. For aging. *Cellar Selection, Best of Year 2010* (RV) Inner quote mark (4/2010)

93 points Decanter

Outer quote mark This was really a vintage of the Left Bank, as the weather only got into its stride (apart from an excellently warm April) in September and October, with a long, sunny harvest period that favoured Cabernet Sauvignon. And it can be seen in this spicy, smoky, chocolate-layered Leoville Barton. Elegant finely-boned tannins, plenty of cedar and hedgerow, and overall some delicious St Julien balance. Ready to drink but going nowhere any time soon. (JA) Inner quote mark (11/2020)

92 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits' 10-Years-On tasting, the 2007 Leoville-Barton is more vigorous and fruit-driven than the Langoa, with gorgeous dark berry fruit, wilted rose petals and orange blossom scents that really blossom in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a sensual, quite rounded opening that belies the structure of this Leoville Barton, armed with black pepper and cedar towards the long finish. This is a Saint Julien that has always threatened to come good and at ten years of age, and it is beginning to take flight. A couple of cases of this in your cellar and you cannot go wrong. (NM) Inner quote mark (6/2017)

92 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark This has a wonderful nose for the vintage, with blackberry, currant and cigar box. Complex and full-bodied, with layers of ripe, polished tannins and a very long finish. Juicy, yet refined and agile. (JS) Inner quote mark (3/2010)

90 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Ruby-red. Perfumed aromas of cassis, licorice and herbs; showing more fruit today than the Langoa. Then tight but pliant, with an enticing restrained sweetness and a light gamey nuance to the currant and black cherry fruit flavors. Finishes persistent and floral, with dusty tannins that spread out to saturate the palate. Lovely claret. (ST) Inner quote mark (8/2010)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Dark cherry with brick rim. Terrific dark fruit intensity and little of the vintage’s herbaceousness. Dry finesse in the texture. Dark and savoury; soft but not flabby. (JH) 16.5/20 Inner quote mark (6/2017)

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By: Steve Greer | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/7/2010 | Send Email
Both ’07s from Anthony Barton are made in the same chai, but are completely different—perfectly illustrating the characteristics each vineyards imparts. The nose is all dark fruit and minerals, which come through on the palate with cedar, spice and more minerals on the finish. The palate has evident tannins but is not overtly astringent.

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