Ch Langoa Barton Saint Julien 2011


Purchased by Hugh Barton in 1821, with its beautiful chateau of 1755 that features so prominently on the label not of Langoa Barton but of neighbouring Leoville Barton which has no chateau of its own!

Long considered to be in the shadow of its neighbour, Langoa often makes wine the equal of Leoville Barton. The softer tannic style tends to make it more approachable earlier in its life. That does not mean it is light weight however – with a high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon it always has intensity, backbone and tannic grip.

The cooler vintage of 2011 sees 63% Cabernet Sauvignon blended with 34% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc which was matured for 18 months in 60% new oak.