2000 Léoville-Barton St-Julien

SKU #500566
The 2000 vintage is absolutely Spectacular! It is one of the best vintages that Robert Parker has tasted from this winery. It would be extremely hard to imagine how much better this wine can get!
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ROBERT PARKER RATING: 96
ROBERT PARKER REVIEW: Absolutely spectacular from bottle, but frightfully closed and backward, with massive power and structure, the saturated purple-colored 2000 Leoville Barton is one of the greatest wines ever made at this estate. The wine has smoky, earthy notes intermixed with graphite, camphor, damp earth, jammy cassis, cedar, and a hint of mushroom. Enormous, even monstrous in the mouth, with tremendous extraction, broodingly backward, dense flavors, and copious tannins, this should prove to be one of the longest-lived wines of the vintage and one of the most compelling Leoville Bartons ever made. However, anyone unable to defer gratification for at least a decade should steer clear of this behemoth. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2040.
WINE SPECTATOR RATING: 97
WINE SPECTATOR REVIEW: Amazingly rich and silky. Lots of chocolate and blackberry aromas with hints of raspberries. Full-bodied, with silky, round tannins. Great concentration. Long, long finish. This is the biggest, most powerful ever from Léoville Barton. Best after 2012.
A gorgeous color, very dense and packed with amazing fruit. The wine show's elegance, violets that are lifted up on the palate and a marvelous long tannic finish.
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Vintage 2000
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Saint Julien
Bottle Size 750ml
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