Live Virtual Auction, 16 May 2021

Sold for

R 22 278
Lot 37
Léoville Barton; Saint-Julien; 1985; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 18 000 - 24 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 22 278

About this Item

Saint-Julien, 1985
6 (1 x 6) 750ml
Château Léoville Barton is the smallest portion of the great Léoville estate and has been owned by the Barton family since 1826. Classified as a 2nd Grand Cru Classé in 1855 and lies within the iconic terroir of Saint Julien in the Médoc. The Barton family's passion for wine is reflected in the elegance and consistency of each vintage, a traditional reflection of fine Bordeaux.

Critics Ratings

‘The 1985 is a gorgeous example that may well represent a more modern-day clone of the splendid 1953. Dark ruby/garnet with an open-knit, complex, ripe nose of sweet red as well as black currants, vanilla, fruitcake, tobacco, cedar, and earth, the wine is medium-bodied with exceptional sweetness, soft tannin, and a supple, very nicely layered finish. A classic midweight Bordeaux.’ - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, 92/100 (Jan 2003)

Provenance

Private Client


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