Chateau Leoville Barton is the smallest portion of the great Leoville estate and has been owned by the Barton family since 1826. There is no Chateau 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 Leoville Barton and the wine has gone from being a solid mid-league performing 2nd Cru Classe to one of the most exciting and scintillating wines in St. Julien.
Leoville 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.