Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar 94 points: "Red-ruby. Ripe aromas of plum, currant, lead pencil and milk chocolate. Sweet but penetrating and gripping, with lovely clarity of flavor and terrific thrust. Classic claret, with lovely fruit and a very long, ripely tannic finish. A compelling example from this very elegantly styled vintage."—ST  (7/2002)


Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 92 points: "The 1985 is a gorgeous example that may well represent a more modern-day clone of the splendid 1953. Dark ruby/garnet with an open-knit, complex, ripe nose of sweet red as well as black currants, vanilla, fruitcake, tobacco, cedar, and earth, the wine is medium-bodied with exceptional sweetness, soft tannin, and a supple, very nicely layered finish."—RP  (1/2003)


Jancis Robinson 18.5/20 points: "Anthony Barton's first vintage in solo charge very kindly served by him at a lunch at Langoa. This has always been a lovely wine. Still dark crimson with a ruby rim. Quite marked acidity and freshness at first but it took on weight and flesh in the glass. Drink 2002 to 2020."—(JR)  (6/2015)

Chateau Leoville Barton, Saint-Julien, France 1985

SKU: leoville_barton_1985_CA



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