Château Langoa Barton Saint-Julien AOC 2016 13% vol.

94.80

Grape varieties:
55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc

  • James Suckling: 96
  • Wine Advocate: 93
  • Wine Doctor: 95
  • Wine Spectator: 95
  • Decanter: 94

Since 1821, generation upon generation of the Barton family have written the chapters of Château Langoa Barton. Owners to this day of the renowned Bordeaux property, awarded Grand Cru Classé status in 1855; Saint Julien is where the roots and the heart of the Barton spirit can be felt.

Terroir

The plots that compose the Château Langoa Barton terroir overlook the river. The splendid slopes of quaternary gravel bring the grapes to full maturity and then they undergo a rigorous selection process before being chosen for the Langoa Barton. The plowing is traditional, without weeding or herbicide. The grape varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

Winemaking

Manual harvest of Merlot grapes from 29th September to 1st October, then of other grapes from 5th to 13th October. Aged in 60% new barrels.

The harvesting is done entirely by hand. After the de-stemming, the berries are carefully sorted, crushed and poured in wooden vats thermo-regulated, according to their plots. The alcoholic fermentation lasts from 7 to 10 days and the extraction is always respectful of the juice by adjusting the number of pumping depending on the cuvées and the vintages. The maceration is about 3 weeks then the juice is drawn in barrels, lot by lot. The wine is then aged between 16 and 18 months in French oak barrels of which 60% are brand new, in a cellar maintained at 15 °. The wines are topped up 3 times a week to avoid any contact between the wine and the air, the racking is traditional using the so-called “à l’esquive” method.

Tasting notes

Ruby / purple color, the intense and complex nose reveals hints of black fruit, brioche bread. The attack is vivid and velvety. The mid-palate enhanced the blackfruit notes, unveiled firstly on the nose and some toasty notes. The wine is juicy and fleshy with elegant tannins. Final on the length.

Country of production

France

Alcohol content

13%

Volume

0.75L

Manufacturer

Barton Family Wines

Colour

Red

Region

Médoc

Denomination of origin

Saint-Julien AOC

Grape varieties

Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Allergens

Sulfites

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