Château Leoville Barton 2004 (RP:92+) / 2009 (RP:94) / 2010 (RP:96+)

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Vintage

與不少波爾多葡萄酒生產商不同, Château Leoville Barton 沒有酒莊,他們於姊妹酒莊 Château Langoa Barton 生產。 Leoville Barton 曾經是更大的酒莊,葡萄園包括今天的 Château Leoville Las Cases Château Leoville Poyferre,事實上他們也是梅多克區最大的物業。

Barton 家族於波爾多的根可追溯至 1722 年,而 Leoville Barton 也是梅多克區唯一酒莊仍由於 1855 分級時的家族擁有,現在 Leoville Barton 仍屬 Barton 家族旗下。

產區保護條條例:
波爾多 Saint Julien

產地:
法國波爾多

葡萄品種:
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc

釀造:
於溫度調控木桶發酵,酒精發酵期為 7 至 10 天,每天兩次淋汁萃取。浸漬約為 3 星期。分批運送入桶。

陳年:
於法國橡木桶 16 至 18 個月,保持於平穩溫度 15°C。按不同年分使用 50-70% 新木桶,每星期填滿3次,木桶至木桶的換桶,以蛋白澄清。

品酒筆記:
深沉的紫色,此有力量、飽滿酒體,經典釀造的酒展現令人印象深刻的集中度,值得細味,高萃取程度的黑果、鐵、泥土、辛辣木材和有力量的口感。純淨、不同凡響的傳統葡萄酒,其認真、品味和質量獲得一致讚賞。 (1998)

香氣搶眼,帶有多種花卉、黑醋和香料香氣,每種都十分準確和展現力強。口感方面,飽滿,有力量,給予飲用者溫柔、慷慨的感覺。這是一瓶和諧、複雜、結構清晰的酒,收結持久、順滑。(2000)

這次2004年是一支經典的Leoville-Barton。適合長時間陳年,集中,並有煙燻,黑加侖子酒,森林及土地的氣息。(2004) 

對消費者而言,這支酒的風格較為傳統,同時帶有濃厚的深紫色及如甘草,森林,雪茄及土地的香氣。這展現出酒的密度及濃厚度。入口有廣闊,濃厚的口感,以及收結帶討好的單寧。單寧較為甜美而不帶苦澀,絕對是一頂級年份。 (2009)

 


Unlike most Bordeaux wine producers, interestingly, Château Leoville Barton has no chateau. The wines are made at their sister property, Château Langoa Barton with which it shares ownership. Here’s a little bit of Bordeaux wine trivia for you, the chateau pictured on the label for Leoville Barton is actually their sister Saint Julien estate, Chateau Langoa Barton.
At one time, Leoville Barton was part of a much larger estate. The vineyards also included what we know of today as Château Leoville Las Cases and Château Leoville Poyferre as well! In fact, it was the largest property in St. Julien. The Barton family, the current owners of the estate trace their Bordeaux roots all the way back to 1722. That was the year that Thomas Barton left Ireland for Bordeaux. Like many successful owners, he started out as a Bordeaux negociant, or wine merchant.

Appellation:
Saint Julien, Bordeaux

Country of Origin:
Bordeaux, France

Grape Varieties:
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc

Vinification:
Wooden vats room with thermo-regulation system. Alcoholic fermentation lasting 7 to 10 days with twice daily pumping over. Maceration about 3 weeks. Drawing off into the barrels lot by lot.

Ageing:
16 to18 months in French oak barrels in a cellar kept at constant temperature of 15°C. Percentage of new barrels: 50/70% according vintages. Topping 3 times a week. Barrel to barrel racking.Fining in the barrels with fresh egg whites.

Tasting Notes:

This opaque purple-colored, muscular, full-bodied, classically made St.-Julien displays impressive concentration, chewy, highly-extracted flavors of black fruits, iron, earth, and spicy wood, and a powerful mouth-feel. A pure, uncompromising, traditionally-styled wine, it is to be admired for its authenticity, class, and quality. (1998)

Aromas like sparks: all sorts of floral, balsamic and spicy smells, each more precise and expressive. In the palate, the full, plump, dense body leaves us with an impression of tenderness, of generosity. A harmonious, complex and well-structured wine with a lingering, supple finish. (2000)

The 2004 is a classic Leoville-Barton meant for long aging. Concentrated, with loads of smoke, creme de cassis, forest floor, and earthy notes emerge from this impressive (2004)

Meant for consumers with old fashioned tastes, it boasts a dense opaque purple color as well as a bouquet of licorice, forest floor, unsmoked cigar tobacco and a hint of earth. The wine reveals tremendous denseness and richness, a broad, savory mouthfeel and elevated tannins in the finish. However, there is a sweetness to the tannins and no trace of bitterness and astringency, always a sign of a top vintage as well as fully mature grapes. (2009)

A splendid showing, much stronger from bottle than it was from barrel, the Leoville Barton is one of the spectacular wines of the vintage. Inky purple to the rim, its huge tannin gives this wine real potential for 30-50 years of longevity. It is a classic, powerful Bordeaux made with no compromise. A superstar of the vintage, the wine has notes of pen ink and creme de cassis, good acidity, sweet, subtle oak, and massive extraction and concentration. I thought it was one of the most backward wines of the vintage two years ago, and nothing has changed in the ensuing upbringing of the wine in cask except that the wine now seems even richer, denser and fuller than I previously thought. The beautiful purity, symmetry, and huge finish of nearly a minute make this one of the all-time great classics from Leoville Barton. Anticipated maturity: 2028-2065+. (2010)



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