Chateau Leoville Barton 1997 2nd Growth, St Julien
Chateau Leoville Barton 1997 2nd Growth, St Julien. Lovely violet and berry aromas, with hints of minerals. Medium- to full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a medium-sweet fruit finish.
Tasting Notes, Robert Parker, 86 points
The elegant, spice box, cedary, oaky, red and black currant-scented and flavored 1997 Leoville Barton reveals surprising softness, medium body, low acidity, and ripe tannin. Drink it over the next decade. I would not be surprised to see it improve in the bottle, and possibly merit a higher score.
Neal Martin tasting notes 88-90 points
Tasted twice. Soft rounded berry nose. Quite pretty and Margaux in style. Fine sweet tannins. Notes of cherry, toffee and strawberry. Light but elegant with good acidity. Very pretty wine.