Château Léoville Barton is a Bordeaux second growth from the Saint-Julien appellation.
The years tasted were 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1995.
1989 was an outstanding vintage for Saint-Julien. Wines were full of fruit character, tannic and long-aging.
1990 was also very successful. The sunny, warm and dry summer produced opulent and age worthy wines.
It rained in 1992 and the wines were light, and early maturing.
1993 was another rain-plagued year. The wines were light but fruity and perfumed.
In 1994, it rained in September, like in the other three vintages. 1994 produced medium-bodied wines with some good fruit.
After four straight years of uneven quality, the 1995 vintage was excellent and produced harmonious wines full of fruit and fine tannins.