Ch. Leoville-Barton St Julien 2003

Cabernet Sauvignon from France - Bordeaux
Review Date : 31-Dec-2014
2eme, 72% CS, 20% Me, 8% CF, 13.0% alc., aged 20 months in 50% new oak. Approx. 20,000 cases made. Very dark, black-red colour, near impenetrable, slight garnet on edge. This has a very full, dense and solid nose of ripe black berried fruits with sweet plum aromas, the aromatics fruit focussed initially, but revealing complexing earthy layers and sweet oak. Fulsome and solid on palate with plush, sweetly ripe black berry fruits and plums are the feature, with earth and toasty oak entwined. There is plenty of extraction and structure to match the fruit sweetness, and the mouthfeel is rounded with its depth. Chocolate, roasted meat notes, and game, hints of brett(?) unfold. This will develop over another decade. 18.5/20 Nov 2014

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