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Chateau Leoville Barton St. Julien 1990

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Chateau Leoville Barton St. Julien 1990
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SKU 28691


The soil of St. Julien is ideal for vines, due to its geographic situation and its climate: every element is present to produce wines of exceptional quality and elegance.
Category Red Wine
Region France, Bordeaux, St. Julien
Brand Chateau Leoville Barton
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Wine AdvocateBelieve it or not, the 1990 Leoville Barton can actually be drunk - something that cannot be said about the broodingly backward, still excruciatingly tannic 1982. The exceptionally concentrated 1990 reveals more polished, sweeter tannins along with a big, sweet kiss of black currant, forest floor, cedar, and spice box notes. While it still has some tannins to shed, this full-bodied, powerful, long wine is approachable. It should continue to evolve for another two decades.

Robert Parker, June 2009
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Wine SpectatorDark ruby color with a red edge. Subtle aromas ofblack cherry and plum, with hints of mineral andsmoke. Full-bodied, with a compacted fruitstructure, firm tannins and a long finish. Asoutstanding as it should be. Needs time.--1990Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2008. 22,000 cases made.

James Suckling, August 31, 2000