Château Langoa-Barton & Château Léoville-Barton

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Château Léoville-Barton
Château Léoville-Barton

On Thursday, January 24th,  I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Mrs. Lilian Barton-Sartorius, daughter of Monsieur Anthony Barton at a wonderful tasting featuring thirteen vintages from Château Langoa-Barton & Château Léoville-Barton.  My favorite wine of the evening was the very seductive and elegant 1996 Château Langoa-Barton.  It was truly a textbook study in terroir and how to work with nature rather than against it.  The lasting and most important take away from this event was the beauty both properties captured and conveyed individually and collectively.  This seamless level of perfection is no easy feat but, the history and commitment the Barton family has established is evident in the wines they produce.

The evening started with flutes of  Krug followed by a new property acquired by the Bartons in Moulis-en-Médoc which turned out to be a great full bodied blend bursting with balanced fruit and tannins.  Up next was what we all had come to witness and taste – – 13 vintages of Langoa & Léoville.  Organized by Panos Kakaviatos with the help of Maria E. Denton, Moet Hennessy Portfolio Manager, the set-up and orchestration was as perfect as the wine which made for a very enjoyable evening.

 

KRUG
KRUG

 

Panos Kakaviatos & Maria E. Denton
Panos Kakaviatos & Maria E. Denton

 

Ch Leoville & Langoa Barton Wine Dinner
Ch Leoville & Langoa Barton Wine Dinner

 

'11 Ch Mauvesin Barton
’11 Ch Mauvesin Barton

 

'89 Ch Langoa Barton
’89 Ch Langoa Barton

 

Château Léoville-Barton
Château Léoville-Barton

 

The Blind Tasting
The Blind Tasting

 

Panos Kakaviatos & Mrs. Lilian Barton
Panos Kakaviatos & Mrs. Lilian Barton

 

'96 Ch Langoa Barton
’96 Ch Langoa Barton

 

With Mrs. Lilian Barton-Sartorius
With Mrs. Lilian Barton-Sartorius

Here’s the menu which worked extremely well with the respective paired wines.

First course:

Winter vegetables and sausage soup

2006 Château Langoa-Barton

2005 Château Langoa-Barton

2004 Château Léoville-Barton

 

Second course:

Osso Buco Raviolo

2000 Château Langoa-Barton

1999 Château Léoville-Barton

1998 Château Langoa-Barton

 

Third Course:

Lamb Chops with Brussel sprouts

1996 Château Langoa Barton

1995 Château Léoville-Barton

1990 Château Léoville-Barton

 

Fourth Course:

Filet mignon with wild mushrooms, demi sauce and mashed potatoes.

2008 Château Léoville-Barton

2009 Château Léoville-Barton

2010 Château Langoa-Barton

 

Mimolette & Comte

1989 Château Langoa Barton

 

 Please click on the Châteaux below for additional information and tasting notes,  courtesy of Chris Kissack, the Wine Doctor.

Château Langoa-Barton & Château Léoville-Barton

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