Château Langoa Barton was purchased by an Irishman, Hugh Barton, in 1821. He was undoubtedly attracted to the château’s elegant architecture and magnificent façade dating back to 1758. The estate, which was classified a third growth in 1855, has always remained under family ownership.
Today, Anthony Barton’s daughter, Lilian Barton Sartorius, manages the family estates. Her two children, Mélanie and Damien, represent the tenth generation of winegrowers, and are highly invested in managing the châteaux and promoting the family’s wines. The vines of Langoa Barton are grown in the southern part of the estate. This Saint-Julien great growth is delicious and charming, displaying expressive red fruit notes with a silky texture and well-balanced structure.
The 2019 Langoa Barton has a very typical Langoa nose, which is a good thing, sporting vivacious black cherries, blackberry, crushed iris, cedar and light blood orange scents lurking offstage. Lovely oak integration here. The palate is beautifully defined on the entry, a structured almost big-boned Langoa with enormous grip on the spicy finish. I love the generosity of this Saint-Julien, one that I suspect will be seductive on release but don't be deceived - it deserves cellaring lest you get a smacked wrist for being impatient. 93-95 Neal Martin
The 2019 Langoa Barton is fleshy, succulent and a great example of the year. Soft contours and pliant fruit give the 2019 tons of immediacy. Red plum, pomegranate, sweet spice, mint and blood orange all meld together in a rich, seamless Saint-Julien that will drink well right out of the gate. Langoa-Barton has really come on strong in the last few vintages; the 2019 is another terrific edition. 91-93 Galloni
Silky blackberry and bilberry fruits, this is a brilliant Langoa, with concentration and lift that pull you both forwards and upwards through the palate. For me this is more successful than the 2018 because it delivers an absolute punch of fruits but gently so, with elegance and control that is very St Julien. Grilled cedar finish, great stuff."
-Decanter Magazine, 94/100 Points
- Size: 750ml
- Vintage: 2019
- ABV: 13%
- Origin: Saint Julien/Bordeaux/France
- Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc
AREA UNDER VINE 20 hectares
TOTAL PRODUCTION 80,000 bottles
SOIL Gravel on a clay subsoil
GRAPE VARIETIES 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc
AGEING 18 months in French oak barrels - New barrels: 60%
SECOND WINE Lady Langoa