Drink: Now – 2035
Price: $101.28 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
Tasted at Bordeaux Index’s annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Chateau Langoa Barton has a lifted nose of small dark cherries, blackberry, incense and marmalade – quite showy for Langoa Barton – but there is joie-de-vivre here. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, ripe and demonstrating impressive density plus a firm grip. This really coats the mouth in tannin, although it is still balanced. It just needs another 4-5 years in bottle, the stubborn little lady.
– Neal Martin, Robertparker.com, Score: 91
Bright red-ruby. Currant, black cherry, licorice, tar and minerals on the nose. Juicy, tightly wound and penetrating, with very good intensity but a distinct austerity to the medicinal dark fruit and mineral flavors. Brisk and delineated wine, finishing with firm, building tannins that call for five or six years of patience.
– Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com, Score: 88+
Shows violet and blackberry, with hints of raisin. Full and velvety, with lovely-textured tannins and plenty of ripe fruit on the finish. Balanced and rich. Best after 2013. 4,710 cases made.
– James Molesworth, Winespectator.com, Score: 91