Château Langoa Barton 2016 - A.O.C Saint-Julien
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The 2016 Langoa Barton is medium to deep garnet-purple colored and opens with cedar, red and black currants, kirsch and menthol with smoked meats. The palate is medium to full-bodied, firm, grainy and packed with youthful, energetic fruit, finishing long and perfumed.
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From one of the three chateaus owned by the Barton family, this wine is showing its pedigree. It has elegance as well as structured tannins, ripe blackberry fruits and ample acidity. It is likely to age well over the medium term.
points on 100
Sappy and dense, with kirsch, plum reduction, mulled açai berry and warmed fig fruit showing impressive range, while licorice snap, ganache and roasted apple wood notes jostle behind them. Mouthwatering acidity should give this plenty of time to round into form. Best from 2025 through 2040. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 7,667 cases made.
points on 100
This is really structured with great depth and power. Full body, chewy tannins, lots of fruit and a tangy, fresh finish. Solid.
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Exceptionally dark purple. Very meaty, concentrated nose with real lift. Lots of graphite and grit. No spare flesh but truly terroir wine. Sinewy. Bone-dry finish. Very much in its own style. But long and precise.
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Voici un vin déjà irrésistible, avec une bouche gourmande et au fruité explosif. Tout en saveurs et en suavité. Une bouteille au charme indéniable taillée pour les amateurs du cru.
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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
  • 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 2040
  • Wine apogee
  • How is it now?
    Too young, should age more
  • Service temperature

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.


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.