Château Labégorce 2016 - A.O.C Margaux
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The 2016 Labégorce is composed of 52% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot, aged in 45% new and 55% one-year-old French oak barrels. Deep garnet-purple colored, it leaps out of the glass with gregarious cassis, kirsch and black raspberries, candied violets, dark chocolate and spearmint. Medium-bodied, elegant, fresh and with exciting intensity, it delivers a fantastically long, fragrant finish. 12,000 cases produced.
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This estate on the north side of the village of Margaux is performing at its peak. As befits the vintage it's a rich wine with big tannins. But it also has the style that characterizes a Margaux, with a smooth, perfumed aftertaste.
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Features a core of freshly crushed plum and blackberry fruit, inlaid with singed mesquite, sandalwood and black tea notes. This is on the toasty side in the end, but the texture has a plush edge and there's enough fruit for balance. Drink now through 2031. 10,000 cases made.
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A very elegant and polished Margaux with great structure and an attractive touch of herbal freshness, then a delicate touch of sweetness at the long, fine finish
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Deep, rich extraction, black cherry in colour with very well controlled aromatics of damson and creamy cappuccino. This is a gorgeous wine and there are going to be many many fans of the contemporary but utterly controlled and well judged flavours on display here. Luscious and big, but everything has a reason for being where it is, nothing superfluous. One of the best ever from this property.
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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.
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Le vin possède un beau volume, de la structure et une belle expression fruitée charnue en bouche. Tendu en finale et bien croquant.
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Bouche ample, tannins souples, finale pointe asséchante.
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The 2016 Labégorce comes from a property that has really been getting its act together in recent years. It has a gorgeous, very pure blackberry, raspberry and pressed violet bouquet, almost understated, but there is real focus here. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin and quite Pauillac-like in style, and there is impressive density on the finish. Wonderful. Look out for this.
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From an estate on the uptick and showing beautifully on two separate occasions, the 2016 Château Labégorce is a head-turner of a Margaux that’s based on 52% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot that was brought up in 45% new oak, with the balance in once-used barrels. Sexy notes of blackcurrants, black raspberries, crushed flowers, sandalwood, and incense all flow to a medium to full-bodied, fabulously textured Margaux that carries ripe tannins, loads of fruit and richness, and a great finish. Since arriving in 2009, Marjolaine de Coninck has resurrected this estate and the wines now play with the top in the appellation.
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Gorsse (or Gorce) is a very old name in Guyenne, which spread throughout the Médoc in the Middle Ages. Several Gorsse families have resided for centuries in Margaux and in neighboring municipalities.>An "Abbé Gorce" most likely left his name behind the place.

The existence of Maison Noble de La Bégorce since 1932 is mentioned by Edouard Ferret in its 1868 edition, which presents it as one of the most beautiful and best located in the town of Margaux.


This is the heart of the estate: at the center of the property rises the elegant neo-classical Restoration period house, a work by the architect Corcelles (1765-1843). At the time of construction, the owner was Elisabeth Weltener, widow of Jean Marcellin Bernard, who was succeeded by Sieur Capelle in 1832.

In 1865, Mr. Fortuné Beaucourt in turn acquired it. The vineyard continued to receive the most attentive care which earned it the deserved reputation of a distinguished wine with exquisite taste and distinguished bouquet. The new owner of the estate, with a strong personality, was twice Mayor of Margaux.

He watched the interests of the town very closely. He also had numerous modernization works carried out on the castle, directed by the architect Georges Minvielle (1867-1893). The estate was then sold to the Rooryck family in 1918 and then to the Condom family in 1965, before being finally bought by Hubert Perrodo in 1989.

Renaissance of Labegorce

Mr. Hubert Perrodo (1944-2006), talented French industrialist, owner of the Cru-Bourgeois Château Labégorce in Margaux, acquired the wine estate in 2006. His death precipitated Nathalie Perrodo-Samani, his daughter, at the head of the wine estates . Since 2007, Nathalie has made every effort to give this Cru its letters of nobility and has surrounded itself with this in mind a quality team, led since 2010 by Marjolaine Maurice-de Coninck.

The challenge is significant, but the splendid Margalais terroir of the Marquis is there, and encourages the entire team of the property to redouble their efforts to make this Cru shine within its noble family of Crus Classés de Margaux.

Technical sheet

  • The producer
    Château Labégorce
  • Type of wine
    Non Classified
  • Appellation
  • Superficy
    70 hectares
  • Age of the vines
    30 years
  • Harvests
    100% hand harvested
  • Barrels
    45% of new barrels
  • When should you drink it?
    Drink between 2023 and 2036
  • Wine apogee
  • How is it now?
    Encore jeune on doit le garder en cave
  • Service temperature

The vineyard

This Red wine (Non Classified) from Margaux is made with a vineyard that has an area of 70 hectares by Château Labégorce. The average age of the vines is 30 years. The harvest for this wine are 100% hand harvested.

Into the cellars

This wine has remained 15 months in Oak barrels. For this wine, the estate has made the choice to incorporate 45% of new barrels.


The AOC Margaux extends to the south of the Médoc over 1,490 ha and produces an average of 62,500 hl of red wines per year.
The appellation selects the best soils and has some of the most beautiful bass ridges in all of Bordeaux. It is one of the most prestigious appellations in the Médoc and also one of the largest. Margaux includes five municipalities: Arsac, Cantenac, Labarde, Margaux and Soussans.
The blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot make fine, elegant wines with a harmonious, full mouth, supported by a fine frame of delicate and tasty tannins. The finish is all in harmony and elegance. Margaux is a feminine wine, which keeps and evolves throughout its life.