Château Léoville Barton Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1996 (1500ml)

9.383 ratings on Delectable
$199

This impressive wine is a classic. Although backward, it exhibits a dense ruby/purple color in addition to abundant black currant fruit intertwined with spicy oak and truffle-like scents. The wine is brilliantly made, full-bodied, and tightly-structured with plenty of muscle and outstanding concentration and purity. It should turn out to be a long-lived Leoville Barton, and somewhat of a sleeper. However, patience will be required. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2030. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Phil Stice Delectable Pro

Pencil shaving. Dried fig. Sweet fruit profile. Tannins resolved and melted away

Pencil shaving. Dried fig. Sweet fruit profile. Tannins resolved and melted away

9.5

Jayme Marie Henderson Delectable Pro

What a treat. This wine is tasting spectacular right now. Dried herbal notes, cigar box, faint fruitcake notes, cedar, teakwood, cassis, plums, forest floor. Elegant and lean with a bright, red-fruit driven finish. #leovillebarton #1996 #bordeaux #stjulien

What a treat. This wine is tasting spectacular right now. Dried herbal notes, cigar box, faint fruitcake notes, cedar, teakwood, cassis, plums, forest floor. Elegant and lean with a bright, red-fruit driven finish. #leovillebarton #1996 #bordeaux #stjulien

9.9

Steve Steese Delectable Pro

Cassis, leather, cedar, balsam, rich vegetal notes, very lifted aromatics still, figs, fine tabacco/tea tannins. Bright acidity.

Cassis, leather, cedar, balsam, rich vegetal notes, very lifted aromatics still, figs, fine tabacco/tea tannins. Bright acidity.

9.5

Molly Brooks Delectable Pro

Ooooohhhh. That's what Cabernet is supposed to taste like!? Sign me up.

Ooooohhhh. That's what Cabernet is supposed to taste like!? Sign me up.

9.3

Karl Ziegler Delectable Pro

Tobacco, iodine and some deep dark fruit. Delicious now better in a few years

Tobacco, iodine and some deep dark fruit. Delicious now better in a few years

9.7

Scott T Delectable Pro

VP/Senior Wine Specialist Christie's

From magnum Ever so elegant. Very balanced. Delish.

From magnum Ever so elegant. Very balanced. Delish.

8.9

James Parker Huston, CWE Delectable Pro

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

95/96 Bordeaux Flight!

95/96 Bordeaux Flight!

9.4

Mark Fornatale Delectable Pro

Classic 96!

Classic 96!

8.8

Parag Lalit Delectable Pro

A sincerity to this wine, an old world drinker's delight. New world lovers may not be flattered by this. Also, super clean, no Brett. Will still make it for AT LEAST 10 years.

A sincerity to this wine, an old world drinker's delight. New world lovers may not be flattered by this. Also, super clean, no Brett. Will still make it for AT LEAST 10 years.

9.5

Joe F

Nose: barnyard, tobacco. Taste: tobacco, subtle fruit, good tannins, balanced alcohol. TWS tasting.

Nose: barnyard, tobacco. Taste: tobacco, subtle fruit, good tannins, balanced alcohol. TWS tasting.

7.3