Château Labégorce 2018 - A.O.C Margaux
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93.0 sur 100 based on 6 Average rating of the Experts
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Experts Reviews

93/100
Score dans le Guide Parker
Robert Parker
93-95/100
Score de Wine Enthusiast
Wine Enthusiast
92/100
Score de Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
93-94/100
Score de James Suckling
James Suckling
94/
Score de The Wine Insider
Jeff Leve
93-96/
Score de Jeb Dunnuck
Jeb Dunnuck

The 2018 Labégorce is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. It has 14% alcohol. Deep garnet-purple colored, it leaps from the glass with a beautiful perfume of kirsch, black cherry compote and cassis, plus hints of licorice, lilacs and baking spices. The medium-bodied palate is elegantly played with soft tannins and compelling freshness supporting the fragrant red and black fruits, finishing on a spicy note.
93
points on 100
There are notions of some serious wood aging here, which are happily sustained by the black currant flavor and lively acidity. It will be a firm wine for many years before it opens up.
93-95
points on 100
Silky and refined in feel, with perfumy black currant paste, plum reduction and blackberry compote notes forming the core while sandalwood, black tea and cedar accents drape the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2022 through 2034. 9,000 cases made.
92
points on 100
This is a plump and rich Labégorce with a full body, juicy tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Lots of pure and intense fruit.
93-94
points on 100
The gorgeous perfume, with its wet earth, spice, smoke, flowers, red berries and espresso is a knockout! The wine is plush, rich and plump, with a long finish loaded with polished, sweet red fruits and silky textures. This should age for at least 2 decades easily. The wine blends 50% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot.
94
points on 100
Another winner from Margaux is the 2018 Château Labégorce, which is an interesting blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, and the rest equal parts Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot (although I was given slightly different blends for the two samples tasted). Aging in 40% new oak, this deeply colored effort offers a beautiful perfume of blueberries, raspberries, flowers, and spice. It’s medium to full-bodied, has remarkable purity, and fine tannins, and should be approachable right out of the gate. It’s worth mentioning this estate has been managed by Marjolaine de Coninck since 2009, and it’s a rocking value in the market today. Tasted twice.
93-96
points on 100

Description

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.


Labégorce

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
    Margaux
  • 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 2025 and 2038
  • Wine apogee
    2031
  • How is it now?
    Too young, should age more
  • Service temperature
    16.5-18°

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.

Margaux

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.