Langoa Barton 2006

St Julien, Third Growth

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Tasting Notes

Bright red-ruby. Currant, black cherry, licorice, tar and minerals on the nose. Juicy, tightly wound and penetrating, with very good intensity but a distinct austerity to the medicinal dark fruit and mineral flavors. Brisk and delineated wine, finishing with firm, building tannins that call for five or six years of patience. (88+ points)

Score: 88

Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar 01 May 2009

This tastes more like a Pauillac than a St.-Julien with its big, beefy, tannic overlay and aromas and flavors of black currants, asphalt, leather, and damp earth. Tannic, full-bodied but almost impenetrably closed and broodingly backward, this is a long-term prospect for those with patience.

Score: 89

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, Maturity: 2018-2030+ 01 March 2009

Much like its more famous sibling, Leoville Barton, the 2006 Langoa Barton is a heady, ripe, dense, tannic, powerful wine possessing a deep ruby/purple color as well as aromas of underbrush, damp earth, creme de cassis, and licorice. Rich, layered, and impressive, it will be drinkable between 2013-2030.

Score: 90 - 92

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, Maturity: 2013-2030 01 April 2007

Tasted at the UGC. One of my perennial favourites, this does not disappoint even though the nose is just a little too lean for my liking. The palate shows greater promise with ample black fruits, a supple, lithe texture and like Léoville Barton, a surprising amount of grip and persistency. Perhaps not a subtle wine, much more sinewy than recent Langoa’s, a wine that wants to emulate and perhaps even surpass its big brother. It will not do that this year...but it will come close, no doubt at its usual very reasonable price. Tasted April 2007.

Score: 90 - 92

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, 24 April 2007

Balanced and refined, with silky tannins and lots of dark chocolate and mineral. Medium- to full-bodied, with a lasting finish. Lovely

Score: 89 - 91

James Suckling, Wine Spectator 01 April 2007

The sister-Chateau of Leoville Barton, the vineyard of Langoa lies on the opposite side of the road and like its stablemate, is always much sought after en primeur. 50M, 49CS, 1CF. A pronounced, expressive nose of ripe cherries, licorice and spice. The palate is solid with richly spiced savoury fruit with firm, sandy tannins and an impressively long finish. Very correct.

Score: 90 - 92

Albany Vintners, - 01 April 2007

Very dark crimson. Fresh glossy black cherry aromas. Very well balanced and gracious on the front palate with a nice fragrant dry, racy style. This could easily be Langoa [as indeed it was - I do try not to guess when tasting but this just swamped me with identity]. Very dry finish but not drying. Lift and grace. Just falls away very slightly on the finish. Bone dry - no tarty sweetness.

Score: 17

Jancis Robinson MW, Maturity: 2014-2020 01 April 2007