Chateau Langoa Barton 2017 - 3eme Grand Cru Classé - Saint Julien - Bordeaux
Chateau Langoa Barton
Léoville Barton's smaller (18 hectares) sister Chateau. Grape varieties, viticulture and vinification are similar to those of Léoville. Quality is often very similar too. Classic claret is produced here with real Cabernet Sauvignon "grip" and class. There are currently 17 hectares in production, with an average vine age of 35 years.
"The 2017 Langoa-Barton has a wonderful bouquet with blackberry, briary, potpourri and light violet scents that are extremely well integrated with the 60% new oak. Nothing pretentious, nothing extravagant. The palate is medium-bodied with very supple tannin, one of the most pliable Langoa’s that I can recall with plenty of black cherry and cassis fruit on the structured finish. This is a great Langoa-Barton that comes highly recommended. Drink 2022-2045." 93 points Neal Martin vinous.com
"Lots of crushed blackcurrants and chocolate on the nose, following through to a medium to full body with soft, friendly tannins that are caressing and beautiful. Drinkable now, but better after 2022." 93 points James Suckling