2002 Ch. Leoville Barton

Deep purple wine with medium nose of black plum, earth, violet and touches of smoke and pepper. Dry with slightly over medium acidity, medium alcohol and a touch over medium body. The tannin is fine grained and soft at medium level. The flavour intensity is barely over the medium level. Violet, black cherry, blueberry, earth and vegetal. Medium length with plumy finish. (89) Quite easy-going, a bit lax in structure and a bit lack of complexity.

Tasted on 9 June 2012