|Grapes||Merlot, Cab Franc, Cab Sauv|
|Classification||3ème Cru Classé|
Incomparable scent!. A lot of Merlot in Langoa this year, and the open, sweet juicy gorgeousness of it can probably be put down to this. Very aromatic, fluidly elegant, full of very pure flavour. Complex and interesting, it will drink fairly young and will be great value. Rating: 90-90 L&S (Apr 2005)
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Smoky plum and black cherry nose that is oaky but evolved. Palate is full of fresh red and black fruits and big tannins. Drinking range: 2014 - 2020 Rating: 88-88 Decanter Magazine(Sep 2014)
Another sleeper of the vintage from this somewhat under the radar step-child of Anthony Barton's more famous Leoville Barton, the 2004 Langoa Barton exhibits deep, concentrated, chunky, black currant and cherry fruit intermixed with notions of forest floor and aged beef blood. This impressive, full-bodied, powerful, ageworthy St. Julien is atypically backward and brooding. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2025+. Rating: 90-90 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, www.RobertParker.com(Nov 2007)
Aromas of redcurrant, mocha, leather and game. A juicy, nicely balanced midweight, with complex flavors of red cherry, currant, minerals, leather and flowers. Finishes with firm but fairly light tannins and good length. This will offer early appeal. Rating: 88-88 Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar(May 2007)
Very dark. Strong, rather tarry, statement on the nose with some sweetness. Then round, surprisingly supple palate impression followed by some very dry, austere tannins. Not quite enough fruit concentration unfortunately. Will probably always be just a little too severe, and I could do with slightly more freshness. Drink 2014-19 Rating: 3 Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com(Apr 2005)
A very good wine, with blackberry and currant character. Medium-bodied, with a good tannin structure but slightly hollow midpalate. Rating: 89-91 James Suckling, The Wine Spectator(Apr 2005)
Château Langoa Barton
Hugh Barton acquired the estate of Château Pontet-Langlois (and re-named it Langoa-Barton) in 1821, a few years before he then bought a portion of the estate of the Marquis de Léoville Beauvais, which he renamed Léoville Barton. The Barton's ownership of Langoa is the longest ownership by one family of any estate in the Médoc. There was no château to the Loville portion, and the wines were, and still are, made at Langoa. The Bartons had already been a fixture of the Bordeaux wine trade for a hundred years at this stage - Thomas Barton left his native Ireland in 1722 and settled in Bordeaux, eventually buying Château le Boscq in St Estèphe in 1745. His grandson Hugh, who bought the two Barton estates, developed a wine merchant's business with Daniel Guestier (Barton & Guestier), and the Guestier family proved crucial in protecting the Barton's châteaux during both the French Revolution and World War II when the Bartons had to flee France. Langoa Barton's vineyard classed as a 'Troisieme Cru Classé' in 1855, is quite small for this part of the Médoc with only 17 hectares in production. Planted with mostly Cabernet and Merlot, at 9100 vines per hectare, like Léoville itself. Also like Léoville, it is a terroir of deep gravel over clay. The average vine age is around 35 years.
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