- Region: Red Bordeaux
- Vintage: 1996
- Notes:[Duty Paid]
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91 / 100 points
Wild berries on the nose, with an exotic flower undertone. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, rich finish. Gorgeous red. Give it time.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2008. James Suckling,Wine Spectator 2007.
92 / 100 points
This impressive wine is a classic. Although backward, it exhibits a dense ruby/purple color in addition to abundant black currant fruit intertwined with spicy oak and truffle-like scents. The wine is brilliantly made, full-bodied, and tightly-structured with plenty of muscle and outstanding concentration and purity. It should turn out to be a long-lived Leoville Barton, and somewhat of a sleeper. However, patience will be required. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2030. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate # 122