Retaining a core of dark plum fruit, it offers accenting aromas and flavors of baking spices, leather, cigar box and chocolate. Medium-bodied, seamlessly alcoholic (12.5%), low-to-medium in acidity and with melted tannins, it is a soft-textured red with good density in the middle and medium length on the back end.

1997 Château Leoville Barton