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- Oenotheque - 02-23-2006 12:32 AM

Anyone score any of the Barton or Poyferre before WS blew up the spot? My local store just quoted me on the Leoville Barton at $189/bottle. I had a hardy laugh at that but am still looking. Didnt know if anyone had any barrel or bottle tastings to corroberate the recent reviews.


- Kcwhippet - 02-23-2006 05:35 AM

Were you in Warehouse Wines last evening?


- wondersofwine - 02-23-2006 09:25 AM

I have some 2002 Leoville Barton on order. Not sure about the 2003.


- Oenotheque - 02-23-2006 02:21 PM

Why indeed I was sir. Were you one of the gentlemen assisting me?


- Kcwhippet - 02-23-2006 03:06 PM

Yes, I was.


- winoweenie - 02-23-2006 06:07 PM

A very loose usage of the word there O-Baby. WW [Image: wink.gif]


- wondersofwine - 02-23-2006 06:42 PM

Yup, I have one bottle of the 2003 Leoville Poyferre that I ordered as futures at $59.99
(also 2 bottles of the 2002 Leoville Poyferre and 3 bottles of the 2002 Leoville Barton.) Looks like the one bottle of '03 Leoville Poyferre was the only '03 Bordeaux I ordered.


- TheEngineer - 02-23-2006 08:53 PM

I have a case of the 2003 Barton on order for just under $80 per bottle. But that was a year ago.


- Kcwhippet - 02-23-2006 09:39 PM

The price to us now (wholesale in MA) is about twice what WS shows in their latest rag.


- Bucko - 02-23-2006 10:14 PM

Just my opinion, but I'd strongly advise trying 2003s before buying. It was an extremely hot year and many of the wines I've tried are not for me -- too hot, too jammy, or downright raisined.

Few 03s will be going in my cellar, and certainly not at inflated prices. That is just insanity.


- TheEngineer - 02-23-2006 10:25 PM

Thanks Bucko,

Been following your advice (and your trip)about the 2003 and have kept my purchases to just one case. Purchased a few bottles of burgundy just to try (totally atypical) and only one from the Rhone.

Hoping that Barton lives up to his reputation of making good wines in poor vintages....for $80 a pop...


- Kcwhippet - 02-24-2006 08:38 AM

Eng, Good price on the Leoville Barton. Our wholesale price from the distributor is about twice that now. We have a futures program, and those who order through that route are much happier now, than those who want in at current prices.


- winoweenie - 02-24-2006 09:05 AM

Like Bucko I too have passed on the 03s'. Another very compelling reason is I don't gots no room!. WW [Image: wink.gif]


- sikm3 - 03-03-2006 05:08 PM

I managed to find a 00 Barton and am anticipating trying it. I did see a 03 for $67 on winehotel.com but then when I called (next day) they said it was gone and so was their web entry for it. Of all the luck!