Château Léoville-Barton, 2ème Cru Classé, St. Julien 1989
Bottle Size: 75cl
Region: France: Bordeaux Left Bank
Grape Variety: Bordeaux Red Blend
It has been a little while since I tasted the Château Léoville-Barton 1989. Now at 25 years of age, it has an open bouquet with vestiges of brambly red fruit, scorched earth and chestnut, touches of fireside hearth developing with time. There is something almost comforting about Anthony Barton's wine, its familiarity putting you at ease. The palate is medium-bodied with tannins that have softened in recent years and it gently builds to a saline, rather austere finish. Gentle, but classy Saint Julien, you can enjoy this for another 15 years without worry. Tasted June 2014. 90 Points Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate.