Leoville Barton 2019 has been released at €51.6 per bottle ex-négociant, down 16.5% on the 2018 released (€61.8). The wine is being offered by the international trade at £648 per 12×75, a 14.5% decrease on the 2018 opening price of £758 per case.
Volumes of the release are 15%-20% down from 2018.
For more information on the wine, you can view the Chateau’s vintage presentation on the Union des Grand Cru de Bordeaux’s YouTube channel, here.
Neal Martin of Vinous awarded the wine 94-96 points, explaining, “there is a sense of completeness to Leoville Barton, certainly on par with the best vintages in the recent years”.
James Suckling awarded 95-96, adding it is “less muscular than the 2018, but very attractive all the same”.
Today’s release comes to the market below two wines of similar score, 2016 and 2018. 2015 sits at 1.2% discount to the newest release but has the benefit of an in-bottle score and multiple years of bottle age. Buyers looking for additional value may consider 2014 and 2017, at just one-point shy of the top wines, they sit at a significant discount.
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