The Bordeaux blend has been copied with considerable success in many other wine regions, the ultimate compliment. The Left Bank of the Gironde River boasts the great Chateaux of the Medoc and Graves, whilst on the Right Bank, Saint Emilion (arguably the most beautiful commune) and Pomerol. Bordeaux is synonymous with the finest quality, predominantly in red wines though great dry whites are made in the Pessac Leognan, and most wine lovers will strive to taste the sweet white wines of Chateau Yquem and its neighbouring Chateau in Sauternes and Barsac.
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.
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…
The 2005 vintage is truly exceptionnel. There is quality accross the board on both the Left and Right banks with Robert Parker placing the vintage in the company of first-class vintages such as 45, 47, 59, 61, and 82. The Leoville Barton 2005 is already a fantastic wine and one that will get better and better as time goes on.