Chateau Leoville Barton St. Julien 2003 750ml
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Chateau Leoville Barton St. Julien 2003

  • ws98
  • jd96
  • wa96
  • we95
  • v93

750ml
$159.00

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The soil of St. Julien is ideal for vines, due to its geographic situation and its climate: every element is present to produce wines of exceptional quality and elegance.
Wine Spectator
  • ws98

Intense blackberry and cherry, with hints of currant. Toasted oak and sweet tobacco too. Roses and other flowers, such as lilacs. Full-bodied, with masses of tannins yet incredibly long and seductive. Best after 2012

March 31, 2006
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd96

The 2003 Léoville Barton was sensational on release, closed down slightly for 4-5 years, and is just now starting to emerge from its adolescence and is on the early side of its drink window. Possessing a saturated purple/ruby color as well as a sensational bouquet of crème de cassis, charcoal, lead pencil shavings and damp earth, it's full-bodied, gorgeously concentrated, balanced and long. While from a freakishly hot vintage, it has terrific purity as well as complexity. In short, it's a blockbuster yet classic wine from Anthony Barton that's going to provide incredible amounts of pleasure over the coming 2-3 decades.

December 12, 2017
Wine Advocate
  • wa96

A spectacular success, the opaque plum-colored 2003 Leoville Barton is still on the young side of its plateau of maturity. It exhibits a striking bouquet of forest floor and black currants as well as a full-bodied, exuberant, youthful style, an opaque plum/ruby color, a lot of complexity, and striking depth and richness. This is a profound, stunning effort from Anthony Barton and his team. Bravo! It should continue to provide immense pleasure for 20-30 years.

August 27, 2014
Wine Enthusiast
  • we95

Somehow Barton has overcome the heat of the 2003 vintage and has come out with a new wine that is rich and elegant. There are generous tannins, ripe black currant fruits, balancing acidity, all in an ensemble that is so much more than the sum of its parts. Imported by Diageo Chateau & Estates.

May 1, 2006
Vinous
  • v93

Good medium ruby. Explosive nose of black raspberry, coffee and leather. Hugely rich, dense and sweet, with deep flavors of currant, plum and chocolate complicated by underlying minerality. Wonderfully dense and full on the back end, with broad tannins and palate-staining length. Today, the 2005 comes off as dry by comparison. A standout of the vintage, and likely to be long-lived in the context of the year.

May 2006

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