Château Langoa Barton Saint Julien 2014

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SKU 31331

750ml

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Work in the vineyards: traditional ploughing, no weed killing, reasoned additives. Pruning: double cane pruning adapted to the vigor of the vines. Manual harpening, topping and reasoned deleafing. Manual harvesting follow by successive sorting operations of the grapes. De-stemming, crushing and fermenting plot by plot. 16 to18 months in French oak barrels in a cellar kept at constant temperature of 15°C. Percentage of new barrels: 50/70% according vintages. Topping 3 times a week. Barrel to barrel racking. Fining in the barrels with fresh egg whites.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation St. Julien
Brand Château Langoa Barton
  • we93-95

Wine EnthusiastBarrel Sample. Powerful tannins are the hallmark of this concentrated wine. With a big structure, it is pushing the envelope, yet the Saint-Julien elegance manifests itself in the balanced fruit and deliciously fresh acidity.

Roger Voss, December 31, 2015
  • ws91-94

Wine SpectatorSappy kirsch and blackberry coulis notes form the core, with ample tar, ganache and bramble flavors filling in the finish. Displays lots of chewy grip but has the flesh to match. Rock-solid.

James Molesworth, 2015
  • wa91-93

Wine AdvocateThe Château Langoa Barton 2014 is a blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc cropped between 25 September and 8 October and raised in 60% new barrels. It has a backward nose that is tightly buttoned down: hints of blackberry, briary and cedar developing with time. The palate is harmonious with fine tannins, good density here for a Langoa Barton with new oak beautifully interwoven and filling out the finish. This is an impressive Langoa Barton, one of the most under-rated crus in Saint Julien. It's one that will surprise a few people once in bottle.

Neal Martin, April 2015