ITEM 18875

2000 Chateau Leoville Barton Saint Julien

$284.98

In stock

2

Wine Rating:

97WS 96WE 95WA 94ST

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2000

Country/State

france

Wine Region

bord-saint julien

Variety

bordeaux blend

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Wine Spectator: 97 points

Amazingly rich and silky. Lots of chocolate and blackberry aromas with hints of raspberries. Full-bodied, with silky, round tannins. Great concentration. Long, long finish. This is the biggest, most powerful ever from Léoville Barton. Best after 2012. 20,000 cases made. ?JS

Review Date: 3/1/03

Wine Enthusiast: 96 points

Review Date: 7/1/11

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 95 points

I found this to be one of the more backward wines of the 2000 vintage and gave it a window of maturity of 2015-2040 when I reviewed it in 2003. In my two recent tastings of it, I changed that window to 2018-2050, which probably says more than the following tasting note could say. This is a behemoth dense, highly extracted, very tannic, broodingly backward, with a dense purple color and very little evolution since it was bottled 8 years ago. Wonderfully sweet cedar and fruitcake notes are intermixed with hints of creme de cassis, licorice, and earthy forest floor. It is full-bodied and tannic, with everything in place, but like so many wines that come from Leoville Barton, it makes a mockery of many modern-day consumers wanting a wine for immediate gratification. Those who bought it should continue to exercise patience and be proud to own a wonderful classic with five decades of longevity ahead of it.

Review Date: 6/1/10

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: 94 points

Full medium ruby. Knockout superripe nose combines black cherry, licorice and exotic spices. Compellingly sweet, lush and complete, with harmonious acids giving the wine lovely vinosity and extending the flavors. Finishes with lush, dusty tannins and superb persistence. A great vintage for Leoville-Barton.

Review Date: 5/1/03