Robert Parker 94
The 2020 Leoville Barton reveals a deep purple-black color, springing from the glass with vivacious scents of crushed black cherries, cassis and black raspberries, plus hints of cinnamon toast, wild sage, red roses and sassafras. The medium to full-bodied palate is packed with muscular black fruits, framed by grainy tannins and loads of freshness, finishing long and perfumed.
Anticipated maturity: 2026-2047
The 2020 Leoville-Barton marries the richness of the vintage with the classically restrained style that is so typical of Leoville-Barton. Graphite, licorice and dark spice are all laced throughout a core of inky dark fruit. The 2020 is powerful and linear, with tons of depth lying in reserve, just waiting to emerge. I won’t be surprised if Leoville-Barton is one of the last Saint-Juliens to enter its prime.
Anticipated maturity: 2030-2055