Château Léoville Barton, Saint Julien, 2002

Brilliant medium dark ruby. The nose is tangy with mint and tarragon with touches of cedar and black licorice. Still lean-and-mean on the palate, although it is not aggressive. Very refined and balanced and certainly approachable with some fat to counter it - like some thick lamb chops. The finish is still closed and needs a few more years to fully develop. A very good, but not great Bordeaux that at about $60 a bottle seems a little pricy. Still all-in-all a very classic and well-made wine that will please the Bordeaux lover.