Château Léoville Barton, Saint-Julien

2000 / 750 ml. | Item #: 16773

SP97 WE96 RP95+ WS94 ST94
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Primary Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon | All Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

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Critical Acclaim

SP97 Wine Spectator Jan 16, 2003

"This is the biggest, most powerful ever from Léoville Barton. Amazingly rich and silky. Lots of chocolate and blackberry aromas, with hints of raspberries. Full-bodied, with silky and round tannins. Great concentration. Long, long finish. Best after 2012." (97 pts.)

WE96 Wine Enthusiast 6/1/2003

"Right from the early days of tasting in spring 2001, this was gong to be one of the stars of the vintage. And a star it remains. There is big, ripe fruit, with solid, ageworthy tannins. It may not be as powerful as some of the blockbusters of the vintage, but it is certainly more opulent and less classical than Léoville Barton can sometimes be." (96 pts.)

RP95+ Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 28th Feb 2002

"Undoubtedly one of the most majestic wines ever made at Léoville-Barton, this behemoth displays even more power and structure than it did last year. A prodigious, saturated purple-colored effort, it boasts layers of concentrated fruit along with notes of graphite, camphor, damp earth, and jammy cassis. Immense, even monstrous in the mouth, it possesses awesome extraction and richness, but the boatload of tannin will keep it from being fully appreciated for at least a decade, possibly longer. It is an authentic vin de garde for patient wine connoisseurs. Amazing vino! Anticipated maturity: 2012–2040." (95–97 pts.)

WS94 Wine & Spirits December 1, 2003

"There’s power in this wine, though it’s not the first thing you might perceive. Instead, the purple fruit gives a relatively light impression, round and smooth as river stones, until spice begins to come up from that supple, stone-hard center. An exotic spice builds around the tense frame, and then the wine keeps giving, and gives some more. Gracious as the Bartons themselves, this 2000 has an off-handed elegance that hides its power. Even after several days of air, the inner strength of the wine remains, as if time will only build on the elegance." (94 pts.)

ST94 Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar May/Jun 2003

"Full medium ruby. Knockout superripe nose combines black cherry, licorice and exotic spices. Compellingly sweet, lush and complete, with harmonious acids giving the wine lovely vinosity and extending the flavors. Finishes with lush, dusty tannins and superb persistence. A great vintage for Leoville-Barton." (94 pts.)

Bordeaux

Bordeaux is known the world over for its exceptional wines, particularly red blends made with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes, among others. These Cabernets aren't typically the full-bodied Cabs you get from California, but rather medium-bodied wines that emanate elegance and sophistication.

You'll also find some refreshing Bordeaux whites and, of course, Bordeaux's famous dessert wine, Sauternes.

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France

The French did not invent winemaking. They simply perfected it. For centuries, France has been producing wines that inspire poetry, awe, and wonder; wines that blur the lines between nature, craftsmanship, cuisine and art. These are the wines that inspired cultures around the globe to follow in France’s footsteps, planting Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Grenache, Merlot, Semillon and more.

Yet as often as they are emulated, the magic of their terroirs can never be duplicated. You may taste Cabernet from around the world, but perhaps none as elegant and regal as Bordeaux. You may try Pinot Noir or Chardonnay from various climates, but none with the earth-bound soul and ethereal reach of Burgundy.

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More Information
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Château Léoville Barton, Saint-Julien
Country France
Region Bordeaux
District Medoc
Product Location - Location-Appellation Saint-Julien
Package Size 750 ml.
Packaging - Non-Standard and Special N/A
Proof/Alcohol by Volume N/A
Brand Château Léoville Barton
Brand URL N/A
Bottles per Case 12
Spirit/Port Style N/A
Vintage 2000
Bin Location N/A
Free Shipping N/A
Critical Acclaim N/A
Premier Pick No
Awards and Accolades N/A
Awards Description N/A
Spec. Designation N/A
Organic Description N/A
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Primary Grape Cabernet Sauvignon
Body N/A
Finish N/A
Food Pairing N/A
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
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