CHÂTEAU LANGOA-BARTON, SAINT-JULIEN GRAND CRU CLASSÉ
According to Robert Parker “2009 is the greatest vintage...in Bordeaux since 1982, of which it is a modern-day version, but greatly improved.” We have an incredible duo from one of our Saint-Julien favorites today, Langoa-Barton: the perfectly aged 2009 vintage, along with the impressive under-the-radar 2017 vintage.
Near-perfect weather conditions led to a thrilling harvest, full of potential waiting to be recognized. The 2009 Langoa-Barton is rich and complex, with incredible density and layers of nuance. After more than a decade, the 2009 Langoa-Barton has proven its star quality and collectibility. Vinous Media’s Neal Martin claims it “a gorgeous and utterly seductive Saint-Julien.” Producers have called the 2017 Bordeaux vintage “the ‘forgotten vintage’ but it doesn’t deserve the name...many winemakers managed to produce outstanding wines from their vineyards, showcasing great technique and precision in their viticulture and enology” (James Suckling). Despite some difficulties during the growing season, the 2017 Langoa-Barton is “textbook St. Julien” according to Wine Spectator, and Vinous Media reports it “so beautiful, just as it was en primeur.” The wine is bold and structured, with a densely layered profile of cassis, violet, dark chocolate, and herbs. These years were wildly different, and tasting the wines side by side shows the astounding consistency and reliability of this iconic estate.
Château Langoa-Barton has been owned by the Barton family since 1821; along with the owners of Mouton-Rothschild, the Bartons are the longest-standing family of winemakers within Bordeaux. The tiny Saint-Julien appellation has the largest concentration of cru classés within the Médoc, and the soils and terroir are quite consistent throughout the appellation. While there are no First Growths within the region, Saint-Julien has developed a reputation among critics and consumers for remarkable consistency and age-worthy wines that seamlessly combine elegance and finesse with power. Collect both vintages today!
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