Robert Parker 86
The 1995 Langoa-Barton has been perplexing to evaluate. It is woody, monolithic, and exceptionally tannic without the fruit and flesh necessary to provide equilibrium. There are some positive components – a saturated dark ruby/purple color, hints of ripe fruit, and pure, clean flavors – but the wine’s angularity/austerity is troublesome. It will probably be a good, but old style claret that will never resolve all of its tannic bite. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2016.
Anticipated maturity: 2003-2016
Lots of alcohol. Sweet and rich and inky. Rather appealing and full. Very full and voluptuous and charming. Very open compared to most. Seductive and – just – manages to be refreshing enough.
Anticipated maturity: 2004-2016