Cháteau Léoville Barton is the smallest portion of the great Léoville estate and has been owned by the Barton family since 1826. There is no Cháteau and the wine is made at Langoa Barton.
Since Anthony Barton took over the reins from his Uncle Ronald in the mid 80s, quality has soared at Léoville Barton and the wine has gone from being a solid mid-league performing 2nd Cru Classé to one of the most exciting and scintillating wines in St. Julien.
Léoville Barton's 48 hectares of vineyards are located in the east of the St-Julien wine appellation and lie on gravelly-clay soils. They are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon 72%,Merlot 20% and Cabernet Franc 8%.
This is incredibly classy, with very concentrated, rich, restrained black fruits, and hints of cedar, minerals and cigar box. It is all in absolutely perfect balance with a wonderful freshness and sublime elegance amid lashings of fruit and very fine tannins.