2016 Château Labégorce, Cru Bourgeois Margaux

2016 Château Labégorce, Cru Bourgeois Margaux

Critic score
94.75/100 info
From a client
3 available

Wine details

  • Region & country
    Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    52% Merlot
    38% Cabernet Sauvignon
    6% Cabernet Franc
    4% Petit Verdot
  • Maturity
    Ready 2021 - 2032info
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)

Tasting notes

Very scented. Maybe slightly tarty but it delivers lots of flashy fruit. It does seem almost too sweet to me and the oak is not yet fully integrated.

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com (July 2017)

The 2016 Labegorce is a blend of 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 52% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot picked between 4-21 October and matured in 45% new oak. What I like about the bouquet is that it is quintessential Margaux--it could not come from anywhere else. Crushed violets infuse black cherries, blueberry and iodine. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, very well-judged acidity, an elegant and very charming Margaux with pencil lead and a touch of spice on the long finish. What a brilliant wine from a Margaux estate that has really upped its game.

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (April 2017)

This may be the best Labégorce ever. Full-bodied and dense yet vivid and energetic. Greatness in the making.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2017)

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