2010-12-03

Chateau Leoville Barton, Bordeaux, 1989

This 1989 Bordeaux by Chateau Leoville Barton is extremely good. It was brought by a friend to another friend's farewell party. First, the color is truly unique to older wines, a red-brownish look in the middle and a more clear look around the edges. Then, at first sniff, a weak but clear smell of honey comes to mind. On the palate, it's smooth, dry but not super dry and that memory of honey comes back, without any of the sweetness, of course and with a hint of tobacco. Very decent fine wine for special occasions. Not sure how much it cost my friend, but online it retails for $100-$150. Definitely not on the affordable end of spectrum, but still a delicacy to try sometime.


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  1. You might enjoy our Sediment post on, er, NOT drinking Leoville-Barton 1989...http://bit.ly/e8uzQo

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