15 vs 16 barton

Tasting notes, varietals, grapes - anything related to wine
Post Reply
Message
Author
Mich@el Ch@ng
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 5893
Joined: March 31st, 2017, 9:57 pm

15 vs 16 barton

#1 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » November 22nd, 2019, 12:52 pm

In all the discussion regarding the 16 barton, it seems like the 2015 version of this is available at ~80/btl. Can anyone compare the two versions?

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 3890
Joined: March 12th, 2013, 7:32 am

Re: 15 vs 16 barton

#2 Post by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld » November 22nd, 2019, 1:37 pm

Heck, throw the 2014 into the comparison too. All three years have solid CT scores.

User avatar
Mark Y
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 7960
Joined: May 1st, 2009, 11:19 am
Location: Bellevue, WA

Re: 15 vs 16 barton

#3 Post by Mark Y » November 22nd, 2019, 1:58 pm

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
November 22nd, 2019, 12:52 pm
In all the discussion regarding the 16 barton, it seems like the 2015 version of this is available at ~80/btl. Can anyone compare the two versions?
one is priced appropriately, one is priced based on hype..
;)
Y.e.

Mich@el Ch@ng
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 5893
Joined: March 31st, 2017, 9:57 pm

Re: 15 vs 16 barton

#4 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » November 22nd, 2019, 2:11 pm

It’s hard for me to judge bdx this young but my impressions were that the 16 had a tad more structure.

Ethan H
Posts: 98
Joined: July 21st, 2015, 2:36 pm
Location: Paris

Re: 15 vs 16 barton

#5 Post by Ethan H » November 23rd, 2019, 9:25 am

Mark Y wrote:
November 22nd, 2019, 1:58 pm
one is priced appropriately, one is priced based on hype..
;)
Correction: one is now priced based on hype. 2016 is my daughter's birthyear, and during the futures campaign when I was deciding on one 3L to tuck away for her for the long haul, I settled on LB. For a 3L I paid the current price of two 750's.
H*e*I*n*Z (like the catsup)

User avatar
Mark Y
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 7960
Joined: May 1st, 2009, 11:19 am
Location: Bellevue, WA

Re: 15 vs 16 barton

#6 Post by Mark Y » November 23rd, 2019, 9:28 am

Ethan H wrote:
November 23rd, 2019, 9:25 am
Mark Y wrote:
November 22nd, 2019, 1:58 pm
one is priced appropriately, one is priced based on hype..
;)
Correction: one is now priced based on hype. 2016 is my daughter's birthyear, and during the futures campaign when I was deciding on one 3L to tuck away for her for the long haul, I settled on LB. For a 3L I paid the current price of two 750's.
Hahaha very true.
I assumed the OP wanted an opinion of them now. Not 2 years ago ;) but definitely before the silly no1 ranking they were priced fairly as well!
Y.e.

User avatar
Edward H. Earles
Posts: 870
Joined: January 22nd, 2013, 8:07 am

Re: 15 vs 16 barton

#7 Post by Edward H. Earles » November 23rd, 2019, 9:34 am

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
November 22nd, 2019, 12:52 pm
In all the discussion regarding the 16 barton, it seems like the 2015 version of this is available at ~80/btl. Can anyone compare the two versions?
Where do you live? Cheapest '15 LB in our state is $145.

Demian Saenz
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 143
Joined: May 16th, 2019, 7:28 pm
Location: Massachusetts

Re: 15 vs 16 barton

#8 Post by Demian Saenz » November 23rd, 2019, 9:43 am

I can find the ‘15 for $89 at Wegmans in MA.

Mich@el Ch@ng
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 5893
Joined: March 31st, 2017, 9:57 pm

Re: 15 vs 16 barton

#9 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » November 23rd, 2019, 10:11 am

It’s <100 at numerous places including oak and barrel.

User avatar
Keith Levenberg
Posts: 5626
Joined: June 6th, 2009, 3:11 pm
Location: Washington, D.C.

Re: 15 vs 16 barton

#10 Post by Keith Levenberg » November 23rd, 2019, 2:59 pm

Current price of the 2016 Barton can also get you the 2000 Barton, which is one of the best the chateau ever made.

User avatar
Robert.A.Jr.
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 24399
Joined: January 28th, 2010, 5:03 am
Location: Orlando, Florida

Re: 15 vs 16 barton

#11 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » November 23rd, 2019, 3:16 pm

Keith Levenberg wrote:
November 23rd, 2019, 2:59 pm
Current price of the 2016 Barton can also get you the 2000 Barton, which is one of the best the chateau ever made.

I just popped the 2000 a couple weeks ago. While I will not call it best ever, I’d definitely grab it over 2016 for the same price. Should not even be a close call in the decision-making process.

Now if I saw the 2015 for $80, I’d snap it up. I’m still giggling over the futures price I paid for the 2014 Leoville Barton, and many other Classified Growths and other comparable wines like Haut Bailly, for like $55 and under.
“Dammit Brian, until you tuited this diatribe, I was haiku aging my sh*t.“
(Country Squire, circa 2020)

Ron Erickson
Posts: 6209
Joined: April 26th, 2010, 4:18 pm

Re: 15 vs 16 barton

#12 Post by Ron Erickson » November 23rd, 2019, 5:28 pm

I'm glad I went on the Bordeaux buying spree using the 20% off TW coupons during the past 18 months. With the price increases now being seen, even though most of the bottles were here long before October 18th, I'm most likely done with my retail purchases.

User avatar
Keith Levenberg
Posts: 5626
Joined: June 6th, 2009, 3:11 pm
Location: Washington, D.C.

Re: 15 vs 16 barton

#13 Post by Keith Levenberg » November 25th, 2019, 11:06 am

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
November 23rd, 2019, 3:16 pm
Keith Levenberg wrote:
November 23rd, 2019, 2:59 pm
Current price of the 2016 Barton can also get you the 2000 Barton, which is one of the best the chateau ever made.

I just popped the 2000 a couple weeks ago. While I will not call it best ever,
I hedged! Too soon to tell whether it will beat out the 1926.

User avatar
Robert.A.Jr.
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 24399
Joined: January 28th, 2010, 5:03 am
Location: Orlando, Florida

Re: 15 vs 16 barton

#14 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » November 25th, 2019, 12:02 pm

Haha, that was fine indeed! You made a fine choice. Wish they had kept this Art Deco label.

FD086A57-9AFB-4952-AD44-4DD3258C7610.jpeg
“Dammit Brian, until you tuited this diatribe, I was haiku aging my sh*t.“
(Country Squire, circa 2020)

Post Reply

Return to “Wine Talk”