The Vieilles Vignes cuvee is produced from 33 hectares of low yielding vines with an average age of 70 years. This wine carries a great deal of aromatic complexity; lots of dark fruit, warm spices and some tobacco. The acidity and tannic structure suggest that a few more years of rest would perfect this feast for the senses.
James Suckling 92-93/100 Wine Spectator 90-93/100 Quarin 15.5/20 Wine Enthusiast 88-90/100 René Gabriel 18/20 Decanter 89/100 Jancis Robinson 16.5/20 Neal Martin 93-95/100 Bettane Desseauve 16/20
The 2009 vintage, to quote Robert Parker maybe be the best vintage in decades. Communes on the left bank particularly have produced some of the best wines they have ever made with Leoville Barton no exception. Tasted recently at an event conducted by Anthony Barton himself, the Leoville Barton 2009 is an exciting wine that even though so young is drinking well. With more time i…