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Langoa Barton 2013

The 2013 Langoa Barton has an aromatic bouquet with touches of Asian spice and cedar infusing the black fruit. With aeration, a touch of cold stone surfaces. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp, minerally red berry fruit. This description of the wine from Neal Martin applies well. There is delicate tension here, with a simple, nicely balanced, fresh cedary finish. This wine pairs well with various dishes, including roasted lamb, grilled steak, and aged cheeses, enhancing the dining experience.

Today, Léoville Barton is a standout traditional Saint-Julien, showcasing a unique blend of power and finesse. Its ability to age and improve over many years is a testament to its quality. A blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and 8% Cabernet Franc undergoes a 20-month ageing process in oak barrels (50% new). The 2013 Langoa Barton has the potential to age for an impressive 10 to 20 years and, in many cases, even longer. Despite being a lighter and elegant vintage, this 2013 can survive and improve for some years.

The score of WE92, which is a humble yet respectable rating, says, "The wine now in the bottle has maintained the lively character found in the barrel tasting. It also has a firm structure, with layers of wood and intense acidity. This wine will age over the medium term, so drink from 2019." This score indicates that the wine is of high quality and has the potential to age well, making it a good investment for wine enthusiasts. Also, JS92, opined. 'I like the pure, clean fruit with medium to full body, integrated tannins, and juicy finish. A sliced lemon and dark fruit undertone. Long subtle finish.' Edited.


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