Château Léoville Barton Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

Ratings on Delectable

Kat Thomas Delectable Pro

Sommelier Rose.Rabbit.Lie

And I got my blind correct:)

And I got my blind correct:)

10

Yotam Sharon Delectable Pro

Consulting Winemaker Gvaot, Miles, Alona; Blogger yotamsharon.com

We tasted blind and this followed the 2011 Brezza Barolo. It just sent us all off track when trying to identify this noble St. Julien. I for one failed and found the nose dominated by sweet spice scented oak. The palate seemed disjointed, lacking concentration, the tannins soft, acidity low... While I'm sure this usually racy, classy claret is far from peak, I can't really asses it based on this tasting. My palate was just assassinated by the Barolo...

We tasted blind and this followed the 2011 Brezza Barolo. It just sent us all off track when trying to identify this noble St. Julien. I for one failed and found the nose dominated by sweet spice scented oak. The palate seemed disjointed, lacking concentration, the tannins soft, acidity low... While I'm sure this usually racy, classy claret is far from peak, I can't really asses it based on this tasting. My palate was just assassinated by the Barolo...

William Renert

Drinking very nicely now Well balanced Fruit comes through with a very nice finish

Drinking very nicely now Well balanced Fruit comes through with a very nice finish

9.3

Paul Jakubowski

Definitely high quality. If I had this blind I'm not sure I would guess Bordeaux, as it really resembles a high end Napa Cab or Blend. The nose and body aren't over powering, but are balanced and quite lovely. A little more umph would make this insane. Finish is medium to short. Very enjoyable wine!

Definitely high quality. If I had this blind I'm not sure I would guess Bordeaux, as it really resembles a high end Napa Cab or Blend. The nose and body aren't over powering, but are balanced and quite lovely. A little more umph would make this insane. Finish is medium to short. Very enjoyable wine!

9.4

Ming Liang

The nose alluring and complex but restrained; the medium body palate layered, broad, and textured; the tannins velvety yet gripping; and the finish long and persistent. Very classy and elegant. Paid $80 for this 08 vintage. It’s hard for me to imagine how much better the 09 or 10 vintage (cost significantly more) can be.

The nose alluring and complex but restrained; the medium body palate layered, broad, and textured; the tannins velvety yet gripping; and the finish long and persistent. Very classy and elegant. Paid $80 for this 08 vintage. It’s hard for me to imagine how much better the 09 or 10 vintage (cost significantly more) can be.

9.5

William Goldsmith

Touch flat

Touch flat

9.0

Jean-Philip Journeault

2008

2008

9.1

Marc Miller

Violets. Tannins. Off balance.

Violets. Tannins. Off balance.

8.8

Marc Miller

Lovely. Clear and clean. Well balanced with good complexity.

Lovely. Clear and clean. Well balanced with good complexity.

9.3

Isaac Pirolo Delectable Pro

I've always been a fan of Léoville-Barton, and this is another reminder why. Densely perfumed aromas of cassis, blackcurrant, and black cherry intertwine with tobacco, fig, vanilla, espresso, and iron giving fair warning for what's about to happen to your palate. And then it does, in spades.

I've always been a fan of Léoville-Barton, and this is another reminder why. Densely perfumed aromas of cassis, blackcurrant, and black cherry intertwine with tobacco, fig, vanilla, espresso, and iron giving fair warning for what's about to happen to your palate. And then it does, in spades.

9.5

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