Léoville-Barton is one of the five St. Julien Second Growth properties designated in the 1855 classification. It is often referred to as a “super-second”, though, because its wines are at a quality level approaching that of a First Growth. The château is not only considered one of the top wines in St. Julien, but also one of the best values. Léoville-Barton wines have a higher percentage of Cabernet-Sauvignon than other proprietors’ blends, a typical blend consisting of 70% Cabernet, 20% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc. Léoville-Barton produces a second label called La Réserve de Léoville-Barton. The Barton family owns both Château Langoa-Barton and Château Léoville-Barton, having acquired them in the 1820s.