"Full bodied, with some tannins still to be resolved, the wine offers a classic character, with bright, crisp, red berries in the nose and mouth, freshness and a crisp, juicy, earth herbs, and cedar note that adds to the bright cassis."
90 Pts - The Wine Cellar Insider
The Barton family, the current owners of Chateau Langoa Barton are able to trace their Bordeaux roots all the way back to 1722, when Thomas Barton left Ireland and made his way over to Bordeaux.
The first foray into ownership for the Barton family was in Saint Estephe with Chateau Le Boscq in 1745.
The next major purchase took place in 1821, when they bought the Saint Julien estate, Pontet-Langlois. Shortly after the sale, they renamed it, Chateau Langoa Barton.
Out of all the 1855 Classified Growths, it is one of the few chateaux that is still in the hands of the same family that was already owner at the time of the classification. Chateau Langoa Barton is managed today by Lilian Barton Satrorius.
The 18-hectare vineyards of Chateau Langoa Barton are planted to 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, and 9% Cabernet Franc. The terroir is gravel and clay. On average, the vines are 35 years of age.
The wines are vinified in large, 200 hectoliter oak vats. Alcoholic fermentation and malolactic fermentation take place at the same time. The wine is then aged in an average of 50% new, French oak barrels for about 20 months before bottling. On average, close to 7,500 cases are produced each year.