Château Langoa Barton 2015 - A.O.C Saint-Julien
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Experts Reviews

90/100
Score dans le Guide Parker
Robert Parker
90/100
Score de Jean Marc Quarin
Jean Marc Quarin
93/100
Score de Wine Enthusiast
Wine Enthusiast
16.5/20
Score de Gault & Millau
Gault et Millau
93/100
Score de Tim Atkin
Tim Atkin
16.5/20
Score de la RVF
RVF
93/100
Score de Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
17/20
Score de Bettane & Besseauve
Bettane et Desseauve
17/20
Score de Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson

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.
90
points on 100
This wine is concentration in both tannins and fruit and has the potential to be generous in character. Red fruits and blackberry flavors mingle with the dry, firm tannins.
93
points on 100
A fresh and vibrant style, with streaks of pastis-soaked plum and boysenberry fruit coursing through, carried by graphite and licorice snap notes and ending with a vigorous, juicy finish. Approachable a bit earlier than the main pack, but there's no rush either. Best from 2019 through 2038. 7,500 cases made.
93
points on 100
Langoa reste plutôt sur sa réserve, avec une touche de réduction soulignant son fruit noir au nez. Texture à la fois suave et serrée, légèrement épicée, pour soutenir un fruit salivant, ce qui donne un style très digeste et frais à ce vin assez classique dans son profil.
16.5
points on 20

Description

Thomas Barton left Ireland, his native country, in the year 1722 in order to go settle in Bordeaux. He then founded a wine trading company. During the year 1821 his grandson named Hugh Barton acquired the Château Langoa, an elegant residence built in 1758. Its architecture and its 20 hectares of vines planted in the Saint-Julien appellation caught Hughs’ eye, who quickly renamed it “Château Langoa Barton”. During the 1855 classification, Hugh Barton who is passionate about his wine was awarded with the title of “3rd Cru-Classé” (Third classified growth). Six generations later, the story of Barton continues to be written with Anthonys’ daughter and Lilian supported by his two children Damien and Melanie (representing the 10th generation of the Barton family).


 

The terroir of the Château Langoa-Barton

The parcels that make up the terroir of Château Langoa-Barton are facing the river. The magnificent group of quaterny grapes brings each vintage to maturity, and then the grapes are ruthlessly selected for the Langoa-Barton making. The ploughing  is traditional, without weeding or herbicides. The vines are 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc.


The vinification process and the know-how

The harvest is entirely done by hand. After the stripping, the grapes are carefully sorted, crushed and placed in thermo-regulated wooden vats, according to their plots. The alcoholic fermentation lasts from 7 to 10 days and the extraction is always respectful of the juice by adjusting the amount of pumping and searing according to the vintages. The maceration process lasts for about three weeks and the running off in barrels is done batch by batch. The wine is then aged between 16 and 18 months in French oak barrels, of which 60% are new oak. The cellars are maintained at a temperature of 15°C.

Technical sheet

  • The producer
    Château Langoa-Barton
  • Type of wine
    Third Classified Growth
  • Appellation
    Saint-Julien
  • Superficy
    17 hectares
  • Age of the vines
    35 years
  • Harvests
    100% hand harvested
  • Barrels
    60% of new barrels
  • When should you drink it?
    Drink between 2026 and 2035
  • Wine apogee
    2030
  • How is it now?
    Encore jeune on doit le garder en cave
  • Service temperature
    16.5-18°

The vineyard

This Red wine (Classified Growth) from Saint-Julien is made with a vineyard that has an area of 17 hectares by Château Langoa-Barton. The average age of the vines is 35 years. The harvest for this wine are 100% hand harvested.

Into the cellars

This wine has remained 18 months in Oak barrels. For this wine, the estate has made the choice to incorporate 60% of new barrels.

Saint-Julien

The A.O.C Saint-Julien (968 hectares) was formalized in 1936. Located between Pauillac and Margaux both geographically and in style, it is one of the smallest Medoc appellation but the most consistent in quality. 18 active producers including 11 Classified Growths.
The appellation extends over 4.8 kilometers long by 3.2 kilometers wide and offers wines whose tannins have an incomparable finesse. What characterizes Saint-Julien is the terroir and the micro-climate. The terroir is a subtle blend between the contributions of stony alluvium from the Garonne and those from the Dordogne. The contributions therefore from the Pyrenees and the Massif Central. You should know that this agglomeration of rocks slowly broken then spread over the millennia is an exceptional case.