The 2009 Léoville Barton is a massively powerful, incredibly rich blend from a historic Bordeaux vintage. Deep crimson in the glass. Graceful aromas of plum, blackberries and violets deepen into forest floor, truffle and cigar smoke. Full-bodied and muscular, the palate explodes with red cherry, violet, mesmerizing minerality and chocolate. Sturdy, fine-grained tannins are only starting to soften, promising exceptional longevity. The finish is fresh, persistent, and utterly classic.