Wine Chateau Leoville Barton, Saint-Julien AOC, 1999
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Reviews of purchase Chateau Leoville Barton, Saint-Julien AOC, 1999
Vintage dark garnet color.
Complete and mature taste millesime has long, abundant aftertaste.
Amazing wine bouquet contains soft cedar and mineral shades and nuances of balsam and undergrowth.
Vintage goes well with cheeses (brie, camembert), meats, served to steaks, game and poultry.
Vintage 1999 - is "a strong, full-bodied, ripe and sweet wine with a high potential for development - one of the richest wines of 1999" - RobertParker.
The history of the Irish family Barton in Bordeaux began in 1722, when Thomas Barton from Kerragmor settled in Bordeaux and established enough uspechnuyu and profitable company for the sale of wine. His grandson, Hugh Barton - a prominent figure in Bordeaux - founded together with Daniel gest company "Barton & Guestier", which still exists today and is one of the most famous and long business projects in France. At the beginning of the XIX century - namely, in 1821, Hugh purchased for family business Chateau Langoa Barton, then called Ponte Langlois, and then - part of the great Chateau Léoville, crushed after fleeing abroad Marques de la Casa. Thus was born the light of Château Léoville Barton. However, in those days at this site there was no significant castle however, no basements, so for the production of their wines cellars used Hugh Barton Langoa Barton. According to the classification in 1855 Château was given the status of the Second Cru (deuxieme cru).
The current owner of the Chateau ethnonym Barton in 1986 came from Ireland and started with a single leadership Château noble purpose - to support high quality wines Langoa-Barton and Léoville Barton, continuing their production in the classic style of Saint-Julien at a reasonable price. Currently Château Léoville Barton owns 47 hectares of vineyards that are firmly connected to the Gironde, near the Chateau Talbot. They are located on a typical Saint-Julien terroir of gravelly soil with deep clay layers are grown on 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc. A significant part of growing vines - old, giving the grapes of the highest quality. Winemaking all as produced in the basement of the Chateau Langoa Barton. Fermentation is carried out in wooden vats with temperature control. For wine aging for 20 months used oak barrels, 50% of which are updated every year. Before bottling the wine is filtered.