2017 Château Labégorce, Cru Bourgeois Margaux

Always one of our most in-demand wines from Bordeaux, 2017 is another great effort from Labégorce. This Margaux Cru Bourgeois continues to punch above its weight, delivering classically-styled claret combining deliciousness with great value.

Critic score
92.25/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£24.20
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£145.20

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    46% Cabernet Sauvignon
    40% Merlot
    8% Cabernet Franc
    6% Petit Verdot
  • Maturity
    Young 2020 - 2027
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2017 Château Labégorce, Cru Bourgeois Margaux

TASTING NOTES

The 2017 Labégorce was picked 15 September to 4 October and matured in 45% new oak. It has a perfumed bouquet with rose petal and violet aromas infusing the dark cherry and raspberry pastille notes. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and a fine line of acidity. There is some vanillary oak to be subsumed during the élevage, wood tannins just lining the mouth on the aftertaste. But this is a finely made Margaux that should age well over the next 15 to 20 years.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (May 2018)
(90—92)

A juicy and rich red with lots of fruit and wet-earth character. Medium to full body, ripe tannins and a fresh finish.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2018)
(92—93)/100

An excellent Labégorce, full of rich black fruits, textured and layered. A great success in the vintage, with a mouthwatering delivery that holds itself with confidence. It's not hugely intense, as is often the case this year, but makes up for it with a poised delivery and firm, juicy tannins.

Jane Anson, Decanter (April 2018)
92/100