‘an outstanding, classic, drop-dead gorgeous Léoville Barton that is destined to give immense pleasure over the coming years’. Neal Martin, erobertparker.com
The big one out this morning is Château Léoville Barton, always a decisive moment in any en primeur campaign. At £580, the price is perhaps at the northern end of our hopes, but then so are all the others, and this is a lovely wine. (94-95 L&S, 94-96 Neal Martin, 94-95 James Suckling, 93-96 Antonio Galloni, 94 Tim Atkin, 92-95 The Wine Spectator, 93 Steven Spurrier).