|Grapes||Merlot, Cab Franc, Cab Sauv|
|Classification||Cru Bourgeois Supérieur|
We have keenly followed this good value Margaux estate for the last few vintages. And so it was with great anticipation that we tasted it at the immaculate chateau as they hosted the Margaux UGC tasting this year. Rich, really very ripe plum and raspberry fruit dominate this until a quite firm dense hard core slows the flow, there are some nice creamy parts to this but it dries out a little on the leafy almost green finish. It was widely tasted very well as you can see by the critics notes - perhaps our expectatons were just too high on the day.. L&S (Apr 2013)
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Labégorce is a property on the upswing, and that is reflected in this very strong 2012. Dense ruby/purple in color, with loads of blackcurrants, plum, licorice and graphite, it is medium to full-bodied, with soft tannins and excellent concentration. This is a beauty and a major sleeper of the vintage. The final blend was 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. Drinking range: 2015 - 2025 Rating: 89-89 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, www.RobertParker.com (Apr 2015)
Rating: 87 Tim Atkin MW, www.timatkin.com (Apr 2013)
Lots of richly extracted fruit, quite broad and plummy, still with Margaux lift and charm. Drink: 2016 - 2024. Rating: 16.5 Steven Spurrier (Apr 2013)
Very dark, intense colour. Sweet and lifted. The acceptable face of sweet 2012? Lots of energy and punch plus refreshment. Well-integrated Merlot and Cabernet. Real depth and length. Polished. Super appetising. Lots of winemaking effort here. 2022 - 2035. Rating: 16.5 Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com (Apr 2013)
A red berry-soaked nose and a black berry-soaked palate - fascinating, sumptuous and forward. Rating: 17 Matthew Jukes www.matthewjukes.com (Apr 2013)
Vibrant, with a racy, well-stitched core of damson plum, raspberry and blackberry fruit supported by fruitcake and graphite notes. Displays range and energy. Solid. Rating: 89-92 James Molesworth, The Wine Spectator (Apr 2013)
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