Château Langoa Barton 2018 - A.O.C Saint-Julien
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92.1 sur 100 based on 6 Average rating of the Experts
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Experts Reviews

92-94/100
Score dans le Guide Parker
Robert Parker
92-94/100
Score de Wine Enthusiast
Wine Enthusiast
93-96/100
Score de Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
93-94/100
Score de James Suckling
James Suckling
16.5/20
Score de Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson
93-94/
Score de Bernard Burtschy
Bernard Burtschy

The deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Langoa Barton is slightly shy at this nascent stage, revealing wonderfully pure, warm red and black currant scents with nuances of blueberry preserves, chocolate mint, smoked meat and a waft of bouquet garni. Full-bodied, rich and sporting a lot of vibrant, juicy fruit in the mouth, it has firm, rounded tannins and a lively backbone lifting the fruit to a good, long finish.
92-94
points on 100
This wine has generous tannins that are matched by a blackberry flavor. It has the structure and concentration that will allow the wine to age.
92-94
points on 100
This has the ripe, intense, racy feel of the vintage, with cassis, plum and blueberry compote flavors, carried by a long graphite spine. A textbook 2018 and a textbook St.-Julien. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now.
93-96
points on 100
There’s real freshness to the crushed-raspberry and blueberry character of this young red. Medium-to full-bodied and zingy with energetic tannins. Crisp finish. Lovely purity of fruit to this.
93-94
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Black core. Intense, small-berried wild black fruits. A very nice combination of dark fruit and savoury black olive. Firm, dense and compact in tannin structure but not tough or drying, just very tannic. The second time I tasted this it seemed more supple. Even with these obvious tannins, there's freshness on the very end.
16.5
points on 20
Robe grenat sombre. Joli nez de cuir. Le vin est souple avec de beaux arômes de cuir, un rien fluide, de bonne longueur avec une finale solide. Il est élaboré avec 63 % cabernet-sauvignon, 28 % merlot et 9 % cabernet-franc. Il titre 13,9° d’alcool.
93-94
points on 100

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 2038
  • Wine apogee
    2032
  • 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.