With the autumnal days slowly creeping in, we have just taken delivery from Bordeaux of a lovely 30 case parcel of the highly regarded 3rd Growth, Château Langoa Barton, from the critically acclaimed 2009 vintage.
Packed in 6’s and offered at the cheapest price in the UK for 6bt cases, this is a wonderful choice to have at home to accompany the Sunday roasts and cosy nights in to come. Even at 13 years old, this can be cellared further and enjoyed for many years to come, given the pedigree of the Château and the vintage. Having tasted this as a team recently, we were seriously impressed feeling it punched above its classification level. Exemplifying the quality of the vintage – generosity, decadents, sumptuous and sexy are adjectives often applied to the top wines – and such excellent value, this deserves a place in anyone’s cellar.
Neal Martin rates the 2009 stablemate Leoville Barton a point higher (95) than the Langoa, but the former currently carries a price tag £540 for 6 bottles IB. At £215 less per case IB, we feel that the Langoa is the smart money buy.
Our stock was shipped from Bordeaux last year, is lying with us and is available for immediate delivery. This will also be a popular choice for ‘Christmas claret’ so buy now to avoid disappointment.