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2009 Chateau Leoville Barton Saint Julien

BordeauxRedHighly RecommendInternationalNew ArrivalsPrivate Cellar

$ 450.00 AUD

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A 98 point beauty from Saint Julien that has proven to become one of the best releases of 2009 from the region.

Region - Bordeaux

Type - Red

Year - 2009

Winery - Bordeaux

Grape - Bordeaux Blend

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

Measured and confident tannic hold with subtle grilled oak notes, a ton of ripe cassis and blueberry fruits, liquorice and eucalyptus on the finish, and a mouthwatering, moreish construction overall. This is a powerful St Julien, but with clear and present finesse. 60% new oak. A standout wine from this property, and a wonderful showcase of the slow burning brilliance of St Julien.

Wine descriptors

Big and Rich, Captivating and Complex, Earthy and Savoury, For the Cellar, Juicy and Fruity, Smooth and Seductive, Something Special

Fruit aromas & flavour

Citrus, Dark Berries, Plum, Red Berries

Other aromas & flavour

Chocolate, Earth, Florals, Meaty, Minerality, Oak, Spices

Body type

full

Acidity

medium

Food pairings

Pork

Cheese

Pizza

Fish

Red Meat

Pasta

BBQ

Vegetables

Poultry

Shellfish

Oysters

Spicy Foods

Cured Meats

Desserts

Expert review

Deep ruby with a purple hue and a mineral, surprisingly primary and tightly knit nose of potpourri, bay leaf, undergrowth, lemon rind, brambly berries, cassis, amaretto, cedar, cocoa, charcoal and graphite. An appearance from Brett too. In the mouth it’s concentrated, but fine and as elegant as you’d hope for. Supple tannins, a core of pristine fruit and serious intensity and drive, but it waltzes the line between power and restraint, something I find in only the great bottles. It’s a joy, seamless, balanced and drinks so pleasurably

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The Grape

Bordeaux Blend

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!

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