The 2018 Chateau Leoville Barton is a gorgeous, exotic wine. Crème de cassis, lavender, menthol, licorice and cloves race out of the glass. The 2018 Chateau Leoville Barton wine marries the natural opulence of the year with a pretty classic sense of structure, making for one of the more compelling wines of the year. This 2018 Chateau Léoville-Barton wine lives up to its en primeur promise – this is Chateau Leoville Barton at its most confident.
This estate has been on fire in recent vintages, and the 2018 Château Léoville Barton is up there with the best of them. The Chateau Leoville Barton wine is based on 82% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Merlot that was brought up in 60% new French oak, this classic, flawlessly balanced, straight-up awesome Saint-Julien has loads of cassis and mulberry fruits as well as notes of freshly sharpened pencils, leafy tobacco, chocolate, and earth.
97 points James Suckling
97 points Wine Enthusiast
97 points Wine Spectator