Chateau Leoville Barton

Classification

Chateau Leoville Barton proudly holds a Second Growth (Deuxième Cru) classification in the Bordeaux 1855 classification. It shares this distinction with only two other esteemed vineyards: Chateau Montrose and Chateau Cos d'Estournel.

Highlights

  • Vintages with 100 point scores: 1982, 2000
  • Most popular for its robust structure and aging potential
  • Highest achievement: Maintaining consistent top-quality vintages without mechanical intervention

Provenance & Masters Behind the Bottle

Rooted in the Saint-Julien appellation of Bordeaux since 1826, Chateau Leoville Barton is a symbol of longevity and tradition. Currently managed by Anthony Barton, the vineyard has been in the Barton family for over 190 years. Under his tenure, the chateau avoids using herbicides and relies on traditional viticultural methods.

Vineyard & Craftsmanship

Spanning 116 acres, the vineyard boasts 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, and 3% Cabernet Franc. This meticulous balance creates wines known for their depth, complexity, and aging potential. The vineyard has avoided modern automation, emphasizing hand-harvesting and natural fermentation. With an annual production of just 250,000 bottles, exclusivity remains intrinsic.

Aging & Investment Value

Among wines with profound aging potential, Chateau Leoville Barton stands out. A vintage from a prime year can easily age gracefully for over three decades, providing an appreciating asset for collectors and investors alike.

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