88 Points Robert Parker
The 1996 Langoa Barton felt a little subdued on the nose and I wondered whether there was just a little taint on this bottle (if so, it was very small, but maybe denuded the fruit expression). The palate is medium-bodied with supple and ripe tannin, very classic in style, perhaps austere compared to other vintages although there is a pleasant citric note towards the finish and it feels nicely balanced. Drink now and over the next decade. Tasted July 2016.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Neal Martin. October, 2016