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1990 Leoville Barton Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - St Julien - Red - Second Growth

France - Bordeaux - St Julien

Red Bordeaux Blend - Second Growth
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Leoville-Barton is one of the five St. Julien Second Growth properties designated in the 1855 classification. It is often referred to as a "super-second", though, because its wines are at a quality level approaching that of a First Growth. The chateau is not only considered one of the top wines in St. Julien, but also one of the best values. Leoville-Barton wines have a higher percentage of... More »

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Drink Dates
Comm: 2009-2025
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author Mayo
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.61%
Tasted On 03/02/2013
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Author OliV
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 88.889%
Tasted On 01/01/2013
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Author pliskin
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92%
Tasted On 11/23/2010

Excellent -- very well balanced. Enjoyed it with some nice bone-in filets and good friends.

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Author melounge
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.296%
Tasted On 11/23/2010

Spectacular! don't wait any longer if you have some in your cellar!

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Author Miguel L
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Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 04/11/2010

Vinfolio purchase, held two years. No decant. Mature color; integrated, balanced, long, and beautiful. Medium-full, roasted mushrooms, leather, and tobacco. Elegant texture. Great bottle. 12.5%. Open and enjoy now. And if you can, roast and salt bone marrow and spread on toast to enjoy with this classically aged Bordeaux. Just do it, you'll be happy.

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Author Toby Thomas
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.093%
Tasted On 02/27/2010
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Author Ricknat1
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.332%
Tasted On 10/17/2009
Drink Dates 2009+

Fruit forward nose, cherry and leather. Very well balanced, medium sweetness with a taste of raisins and leather. Tannins still a little strong, but drinking nicely. Will get better. Delicous, very well balanced, much more forward than the bottle we had at home.

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Author gd10102
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 81.457%
Tasted On 09/30/2009
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Author Will M.
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Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 04/18/2009
Drink Dates 2009-2025

Drank this with the '89 Angelus and '90 Pichon Baron. Amazing wine.

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Author Jeffrey M989
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.451%
Tasted On 01/15/2009

Rich purple color, but a little smell of funk. Taste initially seemed ok (but not great), but died in the glass quickly. Maybe corked or badly handled over its nearly 20 years?

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The Leoville Tasting
This was a tasting the the three properties that were separated at the turn of the century into Leoville Las Cases, Leoville Barton and Leoville Poyferre.  The tasting was blind and done by vintage.  Vintages tasted...


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