Château Léoville Barton 1989

This is the second time I’ve tried the ’89 Léoville Barton, the previous occasion being at a very good wine dinner that I attended back in 2011 and wrote up here.  Four years on, the wine retains its elegant and light fragrance of cigars and ash, although there seem more cherries this time than blackcurrant.  The palate has some notes of bay leaf, cherry and a medium length finish that rather hides itself away.  While towards the tail end of its best drinking period, there is nonetheless enjoyment to be had here and the wine deserves a certain amount of credit for reaching 25 years of age gracefully.

Rating: Good to Very Good, Abv: 12.5%, Price: n/a, Vendors:, Website:, Tasted: 2014

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