This property was bought by Hugh Barton, in 1821. It has been in the same family for longer than any other classed growth château in the Haut-Médoc. Current owners are Anthony Barton, his daughter Lilian, her husband Michel and their two children Mélanie and Damien (who represent the 8th generation of Bartons, and have now joined the property).
The wine is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc, presently ageing in 60% new barrels. There is a higher proportion of Merlot than we used to find in Langoa – accounted for, as in 2015, by the lovely quality of long-established vines, now joined by an extra plot (planted 11 years ago) whose production merits inclusion in the Grand Vin.
The wine is limpid garnet-purple of medium depth, the aromas being rich, clean, ripe and fresh. Palate shows profound fruitiness from the very first impression. It has ample structure, without heaviness, and has refreshing acidity, rounded tannins and splendidly elegant length. Langoa in 2016 has produced a flamboyant, beautifully-balanced wine with a great future ahead of it (for drinking 2021-2035+)
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