Classified as one of fifteen Second Growths in the 1855 Classification, and located on the left bank of the Gironde, Château Léoville-Barton was once part of the largest estate in Saint-Julien that included Château Léoville Las Cases and Château Léoville Poyferre. Now owned by the famous negociant Barton Family (who also own Château Langoa-Barton) that trace their roots back to 1722 in Bordeaux, Château Léoville-Barton is known as a “Super Second” as many of its wines rival those of First Growth status. The wines consist of a higher percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon than most Left Bank wines as the estate is planted to 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, and 3% Cab Franc. The wines here are sturdy and structured, with beefy tannins allowing them to age for decades. A second wine is also produced from younger vines called La Reserve de Léoville-Barton.