This was a good, if not a great vintage and Leoville Barton was one of the superior wines in the region in 1997.
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.
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