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2017 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1355627 95-97 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark This is an impressive wine, full of both plush fruit and firm tannins. It is rich, generously structured supporting layers of ripe black fruits. It is concentrated, yet elegant with a full mouthfeel. This is a wine to age. Drink this major wine from 2024. (RV) Inner quote mark (4/2018)

94-96 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark The deep, inky-colored 2017 Léoville-Barton is a classic, powerhouse wine from this estate that’s going to need bottle age. Loads of black and blue fruits, violets, classy oak, and ample minerality all soar from the glass. It’s medium to full-bodied, concentrated, and backward on the palate. With fabulous purity and integrated acidity, forget bottles for 5-6 years and enjoy over the following two decades. The blend in 2017 is 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Merlot, harvested from the 15th to the 29th of September, and aging in 60% new French oak. Inner quote mark (4/2018)

95 points Decanter

Outer quote mark This has a stronger, tighter and more concentrated expression in this vintage than its sister property, although it's not as concentrated as its last few vintages. It's back to a more old school expression for the appellation, suiting the vintage, and it's one of the better-framed wines on display here. Good quality, with ground coffee, dark chocolate and tight cassis notes, all subtly and harmoniously put together. (JA) Inner quote mark (4/2018)

95 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark The purity of Cabernet Sauvignon really comes through here with currants, blackberries and stones. Perfumed, too. Medium to full body. Very fine, polished tannins and a fresh, fruity finish. This shows a compact palate with a polished, creamy finish. Much higher percentage of Cabernet than is usual. Inner quote mark (1/2020)

95 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Packed with ripe, lively plum, blackberry and black currant fruit, backed by melted black licorice and bramble accents throughout, this retains a sense of polish despite its energetic fruit and structure. Ends with an encore of warm plum reduction. (JM) Inner quote mark (3/2020)

94 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2017 Léoville-Barton, which is aged in 60% new oak, is endowed with far more concentration on the nose compared to the Langoa with layers of blackberry, dark plum, violet and orange pith scents that are beautifully defined. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, so fresh and vibrant, silky smooth in texture with a vivid, refined finish. There is a sense of panache about this Léoville-Barton, a fabulous wine for the vintage. (NM) Inner quote mark (2/2020)

91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2017 Leoville Barton is deep garnet-purple in color with a nose of warm cassis, fresh blackberries and blueberries with hints of violets, dark chocolate and licorice. Medium-bodied with a rock-solid frame of grainy tannins and wonderful freshness, it gives a fantastic core of fruit and wonderful length. (LPB) 91-93+ Inner quote mark (4/2018)


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By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/15/2018 | Send Email
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This might be the best for the money in 2017. Of course I am prejudiced, but Léoville sings in 2017. 93% Cabernet Sauvignon tells the story here—Merlot did not do well in the region. Very spicy on the palate. Suprisingly easy to drink. Not a huge wine, but a seamless, totally enjoyable 2017. Can be enjoyed in the next five years. Bravo to the Barton team and my best to Anthony and Eva Barton.
Drink from 2021 to 2035

By: Ryan Moses | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/30/2018 | Send Email
This was a consensus success for our team at En Primeur and we were fortunate enough to be able to taste it multiple times. For a vintage that saw a lot of easygoing and accessible wines, Leoville Barton showed its usual grip and structure. Complex aromas of black cherry and vanilla lead to a signature bright red fruit core and fine grain tannins. Great for the vintage and a wine that will need time. A high percentage of Cabernet (93%) this vintage. Drink 2025 through 2035.

By: Ralph Sands | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/25/2018 | Send Email
Absolutely one of the top wines of the vintage regardless of price. Loaded with strong, powerful purple and blue fruits, great freshness and mid-palate flesh make this wine a no brainer as the price is always fair. Ralph Sands

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