Château Léoville Barton Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

9.249 ratings on Delectable
$129

The bouquet does not quite have the vivacity, the chutzpah of the 1990 Barton, a little more introverted with notes of cigar box, earth, wet sand and chestnut. The palate is medium-bodied, quite elegant, refined and harmonious with a firm mid-palate. Cedar, sandalwood and dried herbs. Unlike the 1990, the 1989 has a crescendo of flavours towards the finish that demonstrates great structure and persistency. Austere, conservative but classy, there is a chance that the '89 may outlast the '90. Drink now-2025 eRobertParker.com (Neal Martin)

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Ratings on Delectable

Rick VanSickle Delectable Pro

A stunning example of the vintage with depth, layers of flavour, complexity and a dash finesse. Finish lasts a long time. I adore this wine.

A stunning example of the vintage with depth, layers of flavour, complexity and a dash finesse. Finish lasts a long time. I adore this wine.

9.3

Matt Duncan Delectable Pro

Tannic, brooding, dark.

Tannic, brooding, dark.

9.4

Yianni Stoner Delectable Pro

Fresh, crisp acidity. Tannins; Green yet polymerized; austere yet resolved. Lean tobacco spice.

Fresh, crisp acidity. Tannins; Green yet polymerized; austere yet resolved. Lean tobacco spice.

9.1

Jonathan Maltus Delectable Pro

Does it stop

Does it stop

9.3

Samuel James Delectable Pro

The can stay in bottle for a couple more years yet.

The can stay in bottle for a couple more years yet.

9.3

Ted Rutledge Delectable Pro

1989 vintage

1989 vintage

9.2

Damon Levy Delectable Pro

Director/Importer Vine Connections

Ah, the Brits call it claret. I call it utterly beautiful.

Ah, the Brits call it claret. I call it utterly beautiful.

9.6

Jeff Groh Delectable Pro

They made a great wine this year

They made a great wine this year

9.8

Tom Donegan Delectable Pro

Sommelier Stokehouse

Restoring faith in Bordeaux for Melbourne Somms

Restoring faith in Bordeaux for Melbourne Somms

8.5

Gordon L

Classic claret. 89 and humming. Still needs years for tertiary flavors to emerge. Can't beat it with a rare prime rib in the background.

Classic claret. 89 and humming. Still needs years for tertiary flavors to emerge. Can't beat it with a rare prime rib in the background.

9.2