The Chateau Leoville Barton is a vineyard located in the heart of Saint-Julien, in the Gironde. Benefiting from the name of the town from which it comes, it is classified Grand Cru classification II 1855. The Leoville Barton's 45ha vineyard is comprised of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc. It is a wonderful terroir known as the best in the world for growing vines and it enjoys ideal weather conditions. . Aging: 18-20 months in oak barrels 60% new oak. . . . Without a chateau on the estate, the wine is aged in the traditional way at the winery's sister estate, Langoa-Barton. Leoville Barton regularly outperforms despite identical varieties and vinification. Well balanced, this wine is powerful and its generous character is considered one of the best in St Julien.
The grapes were saved from a 2 month drought by September rain. An abundant harvest, very good wines. Now risky, but the best kept still drinking well.