An exploration of wine

74. Châteaux Langoa & Leoville Barton, La Reserve de Leoville Barton St Julien, 1998

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…the second wine of Leoville Barton, which – though relatively young as a ’98 – was a reasonably elegant compromise between the Latour and d’Angludet. Again, similar Bordeaux blend, dominated by austere, oaked Cabernet Sauvignon, but here more in-balance and closer to ready to drink. Nice.

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