chateau langoa barton 3eme cru classe, saint-julien 2010
WINE ENTHUSIAST
94
WINE SPECTATOR
94

2010 chateau langoa barton 3eme cru classe, saint-julien

Why We're Buying

Château Langoa-Barton Saint Julien deserves more of the spotlight in the estate’s portfolio. The wine is smooth and rich with streaks of dark fruit and graphite, overachieving for its appellation. It doesn't hurt that it comes with a 20 to 30 aging window, too.

Critics Scores

WINE ENTHUSIAST
94

Wine Enthusiast

Fruity and juicy, this showcases the accessibility of this estate, while also highlighting some of the tannic structure of its big brother, Léoville-Barton. There is a classic black-currant note that's balanced by the firm tannins of the vintage.

WINE SPECTATOR
94

Wine Spectator

Tightly focused, with a beam of cassis and blackberry fruit framed by integrated espresso and charcoal notes. The ample structure drives the polished finish, allowing extra notes of plum sauce, pastis and blueberry coulis to stride through. Shows serious grip at the very end. Best from 2016 through 2035.

JAMES SUCKLING
93

James Suckling

Blueberry and blackberry aromas with hints of mint. Full body, with fine tannins and a chocolate, vanilla and berry aftertaste. This builds on the palate with fruit and tannins. Extremely polished. Better in 2017.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Another wine showing better from bottle than it did from barrel, the 2010 Langoa Barton has the typical structured, dense style, but just as I thought earlier on, it is a much softer and more developed wine than one ordinarily expects from proprietor Anthony Barton. It is full-bodied and impressively endowed with subtle oak, rich cassis fruit and notes of new saddle leather, forest floor, cedar wood and spice box. Full, authoritative and dense, this wine should be at its best between 2018 and 2035.