Léoville Barton 2ème Cru 2021 En Primeur Deposit
*Price is for a 6-bottle case and includes shipping from France to your preferred delivery location in Ireland upon release in 2024. Please note that this order can only contain wine from the En Primeur selection and may not include any other web products.
Château Léoville Barton is one of the most iconic estates in the prestigious Left Bank commune of Saint-Julien. It is owned by the Barton family, who can trace their roots back to Irishman Thomas Barton, who left Ireland in 1722 and founded a successful wine negociant business. Over time the Barton family acquired some of the best vineyard sites in the Haut-Médoc, including Langoa-Barton and Léoville Barton. In the 1855 classification Léoville Barton was named a prestigious Second Growth and is one of the only classified estates still in the hands of the same family.
In 1983 the estate was handed over to ‘The Gentleman of the Médoc’, Anthony Barton. Under his stewardship the vineyards and estate were renovated and modernised, and the quality of the wines steadily increased. Sadly 2021 was to be Anthony Barton’s last vintage, but the estate remains in strong Barton hands, through the 9th and 10th generations of the family: Lilian Barton Sartorius and her two children Damien and Melanie.
Potential Drinking Window 2026-2048
Heady on the nose, perfumed and scented. The palate is alive and playful, delivering high acidity but also focused fruit so it's both lightly framed and fun, but also savoury and serious. Smooth and silky tannins give the gentle frame, letting the strawberry, creamy raspberry and red cherry fruit do the talking. It's unfussy, all the elements to the fore but all well balanced with a charming texture overall and persistence of high-toned red berry fruits with saline sides. Hints of green pepper, black pepper, slate and pencil lead on the finish. I like this a lot!
-94/100 Points, Decanter Wine Magazine
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1. Select which En Primeur wine/wines you would like to order & pay for them today. Please note that this order can only contain wine from the En Primeur selection and may not include any other web products.
2. You will receive a confirmation email and receipt for your order. Please disregard any reference to shipping/delivery in these automated emails. We will contact you as soon as your wines arrive in 2024.
3. In the spring of 2024 you will be invoiced for the Excise Duty and VAT associated with your purchase.*
4. The 2021 vintage wines will be bottled and released by the Châteaux in the spring of 2024 at which time we will ship the wines from France to your preferred location in Ireland, included in the price paid today.
*All taxes will be charged at the rate set by revenue when the wines arrive in the country. For estimation purposes the current Excise Duty rates in Ireland are €3.19 per bottle (€19.14 per 6 bottle case) and 23% VAT