$ 500.00 AUD
A superb and benchmark 98 point treasure from Leoville Barton in Saint Julien. Outstanding!
Region - Bordeaux
Type - Red
Year - 2005
Winery - Bordeaux
Grape - Bordeaux Blend
Volume - Standard - 750ml
Deep ruby red, this is great stuff, broad-shouldered, laced with aniseed, liqourice, touches of bitter black chocolate, muscular tannins and a luscious fruit core. Lip smacking stuff, with 2005 energy and excitement. Gets more serious as it opens, revealing black pepper spice, sage, rosemary and white pepper. A wonderful wine, one to sink into. You can easily wait to drink this, and it will reward another three to five years in bottle, then go for decades. If you do open it, give it a long carafe. 50% new oak.
Big and Rich, Captivating and Complex, Earthy and Savoury, For the Cellar, Smooth and Seductive, Something Special
Dark Berries, Plum, Red Berries
Chocolate, Earth, Florals, Herbals, Meaty, Minerality, Oak, Spices
Bordeaux Blends are made up of a combination of traditional grapes found in the region of Bordeaux. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc are the dominant varieties used in these blends, but you'll also find Petit Verdot, Malbec, Carménère and other supporting grapes. The firm, structured and tannic Left Bank Bordeaux reds are typically Cabernet Sauvignon dominant, whereas the more juicy, lush and approachable Right Bank Bordeaux reds have Merlot as their primary grape. These wines are some of the world's greatest expressions and have been made to last decades!