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Château Langoa Barton tells us the fascinating story of an Irish family who came to France in 1722 and started in the industry as wine merchants. Through a long time of efforts and work, in 1745 they bought Château Le Boscq in St. Estèphe. And in that same year, they partnered with the Gustier family of Bordeaux, and together they founded the renewed brand to this day: Barton et Gustier.
It was in 1821 that the family acquired Pontet-Langlois, which eventually became: Château Langoa Barton. Shortly after, the family acquired the Château Leoville Barton but because that Château didn’t have a vat room, the wines were produced in Langoa Barton, however, the style of the wine is very different from each other.
Both estates are located on the Left Bank of Bordeaux, within the Médoc in the famous Saint Julien appellation, which is located between Margaux and Pauillac.
Château Langoa Barton is that it is one of the few estates in this region that has remained a family owned property for two hundred years! Currently in charge of Anthony Barton and Lilian Barton.
The charming Château Langoa Barton is neighbor to Chateau Leoville Barton, Chateau Leoville Poyferre, Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou and Chateau Beychevelle.It has more than 44 acres of vineyard planted with the queen grapes of Bordeaux: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and a few Petit Verdot vines, the vines are of 32 years old, although they have a few since 1953, and a spectacular terroir (as to be expected in Bordeaux!) composed of gravel and clay soils. Eric Boissenot is the technical director, and with him as the oenological consultant, the wine is a guaranteed success!
Tasting Notes: Deep, almost black color. Delicate aromas of black fruits and a hint of subtle, well-integrated wood. On the palate, is generous and full, with powerful and luscious tannins. The balance is rich and harmonious with tension. The finish is racy and refreshingly long. Pair this wine with game, grilled meat and aged cheeses.
Blend: 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc.
The 2009 Langoa-Barton has a gorgeous bouquet with blackberry, bilberry, cedar and light tobacco aromas that blossom from the glass. This feels so composed and pure. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit, fine-grain tannin, beautifully judged acidity and a svelte, languorous finish that fans out with style. What a gorgeous and utterly seductive Saint-Julien. It turns out to be Langoa Barton, a wine that I have rated very highly in the past. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting. ~ 94 Neal Martin
Full, deep ruby. Deep, explosive aromas of cassis, plum, blackberry, dark chocolate, violet and sexy oak. Dense, pliant and deep, with a distinctly chewy texture to its sweet flavors of cassis and dark chocolate. Very fine-grained wine with a long, rising, sweet finish featuring smooth, thoroughly ripe tannins. ~ 92 Stephen Tanzer
The medium to deep garnet colored 2009 Langoa Barton is scented of warm red and black plums, dried mulberries and blackcurrant cordial with touches of dried mint and new leather. Medium to full-bodied with a solid frame of grainy tannins and bold freshness, it has loads of red and black berry preserves layers on the long, savory finish. ~91 Wine Advocate
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