Made by the same team at our favourite Leoville Barton (2nd Growth in the 1855 Classifcation), Langoa has been known to be a value St. Julien among connoisseurs. Both are Leoville and Langoa Barton are owned by the Anthony Barton family.
2010 was a great vintage. Drink now (with decanting) till 2030 easy. Don't miss out this superb value 3rd Growth Bordeaux which in a blind will give top (expensive we mean!) 1st and 2nd Growth Bordeaux a run for their money!
'Tightly focused, with a beam of cassis and blackberry fruit framed by integrated espresso and charcoal notes. The ample structure drives the polished finish, allowing extra notes of plum sauce, pastis and blueberry coulis to stride through. Shows serious grip at the very end. Best from 2016 through 2035.' (Wine Spectator 94 pts, JM)
'Another wine showing better from bottle than it did from barrel, the 2010 Langoa Barton has the typical structured, dense style, but just as I thought earlier on, it is a much softer and more developed wine than one ordinarily expects from proprietor Anthony Barton. It is full-bodied and impressively endowed with subtle oak, rich cassis fruit and notes of new saddle leather, forest floor, cedar wood and spice box. Full, authoritative and dense, this wine should be at its best between 2018 and 2035.' RP 93+