This 48 hectare estate in the centre of Saint-Julien is famed for producing terroir-expressive wines from its gravelly soils. The estate started life as Chateau Leoville and at the time of the French Revolution it was the largest estate in the Medoc. When the Chateau’s Marquis de las Cases fled the revolution, the estate was seized by the state. It wasn’t until 1826, that Hugh Barton – an Irishman who ran a successful negociant business with his partner Daniel Guestier – bought a share of the estate at auction with the intention of returning Chateau Leoville to its original owners. However, the Marquis de Las Cases was unable to reimburse Barton and so Chateau Leoville Barton was born.

In order to run Chateau Leoville Barton as a functioning, wine producing estate, Barton had to buy the neighbouring property – Langoa – in 1821 in order to vinify the wines as Leoville Barton had no cellar on the estate (a practice which continues to this day). The Bartons have remained as owners of the estate for nearly two centuries. In 1986, Anthony Barton overtook the running of the estate following his uncle’s death and set about modernising the estate. The wines continuously improved under his tenure which sadly ended upon his passing in 2022. Anthony’s daughter, Lilian, started work alongside her father and is upholding his legacy and ensuring the Chateau’s bright future.

Leoville Barton’s Grand Vin is a Cabernet Sauvignon dominant blend that shows typical characteristics of Saint-Julien. The grapes are hand harvested, de-stemmed and fermented in wooden vats – each plot being vinified separately. The wine is then aged between 16 and 18 months in French oak barrels, 60% of which are new. In recent years, Leoville Barton has established its reputation for producing wonderful wines at reasonable prices.

Available Wines

2023 Chateau Leoville Barton 2eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 12x75cl

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2023 Chateau Leoville Barton 2eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 6x75cl

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£336/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Future ArrivalETA to UK address: Aug 2026

2023 Chateau Leoville Barton 2eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 3x150cl

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£346/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Future ArrivalETA to UK address: Aug 2026

2023 Chateau Leoville Barton 2eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 6x150cl

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£692/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Future ArrivalETA to UK address: Aug 2026

2023 Chateau Leoville Barton 2eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 24×37.5cl

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£702/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Future ArrivalETA to UK address: Aug 2026