2017 La Reserve de Leoville Barton


2017 La Reserve de Léoville Barton, St. Julien, is a wine bursting with black fruits, redcurrant, and blackcurrant, complemented by intriguing spicy notes and an elegant structure. This approachable and juicy wine exudes refinement.

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Experience the captivating 2017 La Reserve de Léoville Barton, St. Julien, the second wine of Chateau Léoville Barton. An intense purple hue greets the eye, while the complex and fruity nose entices with a delightful mix of black fruits, redcurrant, and blackcurrant. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, dense, and exceptionally juicy, with intriguing spicy notes. Its structure and elegance complete this captivating experience. This fresher and lighter style wine also entices with abundant red fruit, hints of spice, and notes of cedar. Medium-bodied with gentle tannins, it offers a refined and approachable taste that exudes elegance.

Founded in 1722 by Thomas Baron, an Irishman who settled in Bordeaux, a wine merchant company was established. In 1826, his grandson, Hugh Barton, acquired 50 hectares of vines in the Saint Julien appellation, later classified as a “Second Classified Growth” in the historic 1855 classification. Over the years, the property was managed by various generations until Anthony Barton elevated Château Léoville Barton to international acclaim. Now, his daughter, Lilian, and her two children, representing the 10th generation, continue the Barton legacy. Nestled in the heart of St Julien terroir with beautiful slopes of Garonne gravel, the vineyard benefits from a clayey gravel subsoil, providing excellent growing conditions.

The traditional plowing avoids the use of weeding or herbicides. The vineyard mainly consists of Cabernet Sauvignon (77%), Merlot (20%), and Cabernet Franc (3%). Harvesting is meticulously done by hand, and the grapes are sorted and crushed before being placed in thermo-regulated wooden vats. Alcoholic fermentation lasts for 7 to 10 days, with gentle extraction to preserve the juice’s quality. After about 3 weeks of maceration, the juice is transferred to French oak barrels and aged for 16 to 18 months in a temperature-controlled cellar. This second wine of Château Léoville Barton is made from young vines and plots not meeting the requirements of the Grand Vin.

– Producer: Chateau Leoville Barton
– Region: St. Julien, Bordeaux
– Country: France
– Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
– Vintage: 2017
– Alcohol: 13%
– Style: Fruity & Rich


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