Château Léoville Barton Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

$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

Noah Raizman

In beautiful condition. Tobacco, herbs, cassis. Medium length and depth. Solid and lovely wine but nothing profound.

In beautiful condition. Tobacco, herbs, cassis. Medium length and depth. Solid and lovely wine but nothing profound.

9.2