Once part of the Leoville estates (including Leoville Poyferre and Leoville Las Cases), Château Leoville Barton is the smallest portion of the three and has been owned by the Barton family since 1826. The wines are known for offering great quality at reasonable prices, they are elegant and structured and classed amongst the best of St Julien.
Intense aromas of blackcurrant and blueberry with notes of tobacco and leather. Full bodied with firm tannins and good length.
One of the more pigmented and denser colored 2013s, Leoville Barton is atypically forward and tasty at this stage of its development. It possesses a dense ruby/plum color in addition to abundant cassis notes, sound acidity, pure fruit, and a broad, savory mouthfeel. Medium-bodied and packed, it should drink nicely for 10-15 years, and will be one of the longer-lived 2013s.- 91 pts Robert Parker, Wine Advocate