The 2017 Château Leoville Barton is fantastic in this vintage. The blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Merlot opens to inviting aromatics of red currants, cassis and dark cherries which are laced with exotic spices, graphite, tobacco, violets and lovely underlying minerality. On the palate this boasts a medium-plus body with excellent concentration and precision. It further impresses with its wonderful elegance and finesse leading up to the lingering finish. Overall, this is an absolutely stunning wine which will have a sensational future ahead, but it will clearly need some time before it will begin to show its full potential.