Langoa Barton 2015

St Julien, Third Growth

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Tasting Notes

The 2015 Langoa Barton has an expressive bouquet with a touch of hoisin on the nose, something a little “Far East” to add a little intrigue. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, very lithe in the mouth with a sweet core of black fruit. There is an approachability to this Langoa that makes it very appealing although I would like more complexity to develop with bottle age.

Score: 91

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, Maturity: 2022-2040 01 March 2018

The 2015 Langoa Barton is a blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc picked between 19 September and 5 October, matured in 60% new oak. It has a slightly smudged bouquet at first, a mixture of red and black fruit, a little sous-bois and tobacco developing in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with gently grippy tannin, veering more towards red fruit here, but laced with tobacco and cedar notes. The finish is austere and perhaps mean at the moment, so hopefully it will develop more flesh by the time of bottling. I must confess that I cannot remember tasting Langoa next to Léoville Barton at this stage and finding such a disparity between the two wines, attested by tasting the 2014s just afterwards and finding them closer together in terms of quality.

Score: 88 - 90

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, Maturity: 2021-2035 01 April 2016

Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Langoa Barton is scented of cedar and Marmite toast with black fruit and fertile earth notes. The medium-bodied palate is oaky with a good fruit core, fine-grained tannins and nice freshness on the finish.

Score: 90

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate, Maturity: 2019-2033 21 February 2018

Layered and juicy 2015 with currants, light chocolate and cedar character. It’s full-bodied, round-textured and very pretty. Extremely long and flavorful. So friendly and bright. Drink or hold.

Score: 94

James Suckling, 02 February 2018

Very ripe and fruit with lots of mature berry and plum character. Full body, round tannins and a savory finish. Juicy.

Score: 92 - 93

James Suckling, 01 April 2016

What a nice surprise the 2015 Langoa-Barton is. Racy, silky and forward, the 2015 will drink well with minimal cellaring. Succulent red cherry and pomegranate fruit are nicely lifted by floral and spice notes that add aromatic intensity and layers of flavor. Silky tannins add to the wine's considerable immediacy and sheer appeal.

Score: 93

Antonio Galloni, Maturity: 2020-2035 01 February 2018

The 2015 Langoa Barton is fleshy, open-knit and absolutely delicious. Sweet red cherry and pomegranate are pushed forward, while hints of violet, lavender and spice add freshness and lift to the succulent finish. The gracious, feminine side of Saint-Julien comes through in spades. This is very nicely done. Tasted two times.

Score: 90 - 93

Antonio Galloni, 01 April 2016

A wine that overdelivers in the appellation is the 2015 Château Langoa Barton which is largely Cabernet Sauvignon yet includes 38% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc. Brought up in 60% new oak, it boasts a deep purple color and smokin’ good notes of caramelized cherries, crème de cassis, toasty oak, and graphite. Big, full-bodied, concentrated, and structured, with awesome purity of fruit as well as notable elegance, it needs 3-4 years of bottle age and will keep for two to three decades. Bravo!

Score: 94

Jeb Dunnuck Maturity: 2021-2051 30 November 2017

Pretty vibrant dark red fruits with plenty of richness building through the palate. Fresh with trademark sandy tannins and a long finish.

Score: 89 - 92

Albany Vintners 27 April 2016

Very fresh, with a sleek frame around bright red currant and plum notes. Shows really good cut through the finish.

Score: 90 - 93

James Molesworth, Wine Spectator 01 April 2016

Almost timid on the nose, this wine is so polite. After you .. Quite a bit of acidity compared with some. Very straight-backed rather than full of pleasure. Just depends on your preferred style - but this certainly builds towards an impressive finish.

Score: 17

Jancis Robinson MW, Maturity: 2027-2042 01 April 2016