In a busy day of releases from Bordeaux, Leoville Barton 2015 has come out at €54 per bottle ex-negociant, up 22.7% on the 2014. With a merchant release price of £575 per 12×75, it is up 33.7% on the £430 release of the 2014.
Leoville Barton 2015 was praised by several critics. Neal Martin awarded the wine a barrel score of 94-96, describing it as “an outstanding, classic, drop-dead gorgeous Leoville Barton that is destined to give immense pleasure over the coming years.”
The 2015 may be more expensive than many of its older vintages but it would seem it has the quality to match. However, buyers who share Neal Martin’s palate may be interested to note that while Robert Parker only awarded 92 points to Leoville Barton 2005 – a downgrade from his original 94-96 – Martin scored it 95 last year. For those seeking a Barton to drink sooner rather than later, its 20% increase on the 2015 may just be worth it.