Thomas Barton left his homeland of Ireland in 1722 and started a new life as a wine merchant in Bordeaux. His grandson inherited his passion for wine and acquired 50 hectares of vineyards in St Julien in 1826. This was the beginning of Leoville Barton, a prestigious wine estate. This second wine of Chateau Leoville Barton is made from younger vines making it more approachable than the Grand Vin. It has a complex aroma of balsamic, ink and pencil lead. It is a structured, balanced, generous wine with a spicy touch and delicious black fruits. It offers a powerful and dense sensation and a long finish.