Sunday, January 21, 2007

Broadbentism: 1989 Leoville Barton

"Usually there is a considerable difference in content and style between the two 2eme cru St. Juliens, the Barton, very correct, very English (despite its Irish ancestry) and the Gruaud noted above, more French: the gentleman versus the well-endowed young matron, except that in 1989 the stiff upper lip relaxes. A somewhat fleshier and riper wine than usual, with extra dimensions, body, fruit, texture, length of course. Several notes from cradle to the age of consent. ****(*)" - MB

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