Friday, January 12, 2007

Leoville Barton 1997.

I had the good fortune to try this fine 1st division wine from the St Julian region of the Medoc. When these wines were first offered the take up was slow as most en primeur wines were over priced, Leoville Barton was one of the few that had not got greedy, so was good value.
This was a good, if not a great vintage and Leoville Barton was one of the superior wines in the region in 1997.

The Tasting.
Soft rounded berry nose. Fine sweet tannins. Notes of cherry, toffee and cassis. Hint of vanilla. Light but elegant with good acidity. Nicely balanced wine. Good medium-term drinking claret.
I enjoyed this wine very much. Another superb wine turned out by the immensely popular Anthony Barton and his team. Many fine wine stockists have the wine, expect to pay in the region of £40.00 a bottle.

"These days an income is something you can't live without..................or within".
Tom Wilson.

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