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Awarded 94 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in January 2020 (see link below).
Chateau Langoa Barton, 3eme CC, St-Julien 2010 - Dec 2017 Decanter review
"Another wine showing better from bottle than it did from barrel, the 2010 Langoa Barton has the typical structured, dense style, but just as I thought earlier on, it is a much softer and more developed wine than one ordinarily expects from proprietor Anthony Barton. It is full-bodied and impressively endowed with subtle oak, rich cassis fruit and notes of new saddle leather, forest floor, cedar wood and spice box. Full, authoritative and dense, this wine should be at its best between 2018 and 2035" 93+ points". Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, February 2013.
Château Langoa Barton is a Classified 3rd Growth (3eme Cru Classe) estate in the appellation of St. Julien, situated on the Left Bank of Bordeaux.
In 1826, Hugh Barton, already proprietor of Château Langoa, purchased part of the big Leoville estate. His part then became known as Léoville Barton. Six generations of Bartons have since followed, and continued to preserve the quality of the wine, classified as a Second Growth/Deuxieme Cru Classe in 1855.
In 1983, Anthony Barton, the present owner, was given the property by his uncle Ronald Barton who had himself inherited it in 1929. Anthony Barton's daughter Lilian Barton Sartorius now helps her father in managing the estate. Together, they maintain the traditional methods of winemaking, producing a typical Saint-Julien of elegance and distinction.
Château Langoa Barton covers some 25 hectares of vineyards, planted with ~60% Cabernet Sauvignon, ~30% Merlot and ~10% Cabernet Franc. The vines have an average age of 35 years; the Langoa Barton terroir comprises mainly gravel and clay soils.
Château Langoa Barton's wines are made by traditional vinification: alcoholic and malolactic fermentation (generally combined) take place in large (200-hectolitre) wooden vats. The wines are aged in French oak 225-litre barriques - some 60% typically being new - for around 16 to 18 months, varying with the vintage.
Each year, some 90,000 bottles of the Château Langoa Barton Grand Vin wine are produced, along with the Chateau's second wine, the Lady Langoa. The wines of Château Langoa Barton are famed for their formidable ageing potential, reaching a peak maturity some 12 to 25 years from vintage.
Harvested from 28 September to 8 October 2010.
Cabernet Sauvignon 73%, Merlot 17%, Cabernet Franc 10%.
To quote Decanter: The top class oak is still present for the moment, with floral notes and a touch of acacia peeking through. Perfect balance, full and lush, rounded off with long, tasty tannins.
ABV = 13.0%.