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Leoville Barton 2000 (750ML)
$219.99 $189.99 Save $30.00 (14%)
95+ Points, Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate: "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." 6/10 #189
96 Points, James Suckling: "This wine has always been soft and delicious, with an almost decadent character of strawberry tart, earth, meat and spices. It's full and very soft, with refined tannins and a very long finish." 4/14
96 Points, Wine Spectator: "Hello. Take textbook St.-Julien warmed fig, blueberry compote and blackberry reduction notes along with ample graphite, bramble and tobacco flavors, then dial it up a notch. This has terrific energy to offset the admirable depth and length, and hasn't even started a second phase yet. One of the stars of the vintage.-2000 Bordeaux blind retrospective (December 2015). Best from 2018 through 2033" Web Only - 2016