HLF Chateau Leoville Barton St-Julien 2014
The 2014 Leoville Barton is one of the must-buys of the vintage. Now in bottle, it has a very pure bouquet that gains intensity in the glass, laden with blackberry and raspberry coulis scents, cold wet stone, a wonderful mineralit that becomes more conspicuous with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with tensile tannin, a fine line of acidity that lends this precision and nervosit. There is class and sophistication in situ, not a powerful Loville Barton, but beautifully poised. This is just a brilliant forerunner to the 2015 and it should represent great value.
Drink 2020 - 2050
Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Mar 2017)