1988 Leoville Barton

- 750 ml
93
WS
Availability: Out of Stock
$159.00
Availability: Out of stock
Product ID
11415-750-AI

Wine Critic Reviews:

Shows plenty of mint, currant and mineral character on the nose. Full-bodied, with big and soft tannins. Plenty of mushroom, berry and fruity character. Opulent and beautiful...

Wine Spectator

Sokolin 1988 Leoville Barton Tasting Notes:

Compared to the bottles from 1989 and 1990, this Latour comes with a bit more noticeable herbal undertone. You could even say there's a little of eucalyptus on the palate, but these minty notes are exactly what makes this great vintage so unique.

So beautifully dark, it refuses to open up and reveal its secrets before you pour yourself a glass. Then this wonderful Cabernet and Merlot blend really starts showing its true colors. It's a classic Latour, the aristocracy's favorite, with its full body and beautiful structure. Fine tannins make it smoothly slide down your throat while caressing your taste buds with delightful black fruit and cassis flavors, along with some nutty background. Drinkable in the years to come, this bottle is something you'd regret missing out. Make sure you let it air for a little while and let it fully develop to your complete satisfaction.
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Availability Out of Stock
Vintage 1988
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer Leoville Barton: With its roots going all the way back to 1722, Chateau Leoville Barton shares a deep connection with its sister property, Chateau Langoa Barton. While that could seem a bit confusing for newcomers to the wine world, there's one thing that is perfectly clear here - the amazing wine quality through which Chateau Leoville Barton holds an impressive position in today's wine market. After just one glass, you'll be able to tell them apart in your sleep. The juicy, flavorful blackcurrant is undercut with a healthy dose of spices, tobacco, and herbs, which results in a reserved, dignified and nostalgic wine, all without compromising the explosive richness and purity of flavor. It feels so fresh, so pleasant on the lips and tongue, that the sips and gulps go down like air, and you won't even notice the surface of the wine dropping in the bottle.
Rating 93 WS
Region Bordeaux: Even among the greatest and most reputable wine regions on the planet, Bordeaux stands above the rest. The winemakers of this region have a single-minded dedication to the fine art of viticulture and their efforts never fail to show. If you consider yourself a fine wine enthusiast, you owe it to yourself to visit Bordeaux - life changing. Whether you wish to drink some inspirational and gripping wine as soon as possible, or you want to add some masterpieces to your collection, no region on Earth is a more obvious choice. The noble and beautiful Garonne and Dordogne rivers surge through southwestern France, enriching the soil in a way very few other places can boast. The limestone-based earth is rich in calcium, and the almost oceanic climate conditions give the staple Bordeaux grape varietals vigor and flavor like nowhere else. For their illustrious reds, Bordeaux winemakers rely on a proven combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Meanwhile, a sip of their excellent white wine hints at the use of Semillon, Muscadelle and Sauvignon Blanc.Each of these varietals carries a unique identity, making every quality wine a character piece to rival Citizen Kane. It can be incredibly hard to choose only a few wines to collect for your cellar!
Type of Wine Bordeaux Red: Picture in your mind a combination of cedar, lead pencil, blackcurrant, plum and mineral aromatics, and texture that caresses your palate like a playful lover. The experience is thrilling from the first whiff to the final seconds of a tannic, generous finish - that is what you'll get from a Bordeaux Red
OWC No
Varietal Bordeaux Blend: Since its birth in France, the art of Bordeaux-inspired blends has been brought to regions like California, and Washington, where New World visionaries add their own unique spin to the formula, creating mouth-watering tributes to Bordeaux's viticultural greatness. Today, with a compelling cultural mixture, sampling Bordeaux blends is more excited than ever.
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