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2016 Ch. Labegorce Margaux

2016 Ch. Labegorce Margaux

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95 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
2016 Ch. Labegorce Margaux
95 Points Parker's Wine Advocate

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En Primeur product: order now for arrival mid 2019. A clear opportunity to collect a rising star, the Labégorce is a gorgeous Margaux offering succulent, floral refinement backed by the serious density and structure to age for decades. As in thirty years. Aged 15 months in up to 50% new wood makes this gently hedonistic in style, with fine toast and cedar notes set to dove-tail in cellar with lovely dark red fruit and violet aromatics. Classical restraint with a touch of modern lavishness make it decantable in the not too distant future – for $50 something this is a stunning Margaux for the wine rack or cellar. To remove foreign exchange risk for our customers, listed prices are all up final landed cost including GST. Payment is due on invoice/order placement, with delivery in mid 2019.

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$59.99 in mixed 6+ or $59.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

52% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot

Its Origins

The Gorsse family have a long history in the region, originating in the south-west and spreading to the Medoc in the early middle ages, where in the 14th century an ‘Abbe Gorsse’ may have given his name to this Margaux house and estate. For centuries the family grew the ‘Noble House of La Begorce’ into one of the largest Medoc wine concerns until being unseated by the French Revolution and having their estate sold and divided in three: Chateau Labegorce, Chateau Labegorce Zede, and Chateau L’Abbe Gorsse de Gorsse. The larger part of the estate remained under the name Chateau Labegorce. After a number of owners its fortunes were finally revived in 1989 when it was purchased by Hubert Perrodo, whose goal was to reunite the original estate. In 2002 Perrodo was able to buy back the 17 century building at L’Abbe Gorsse de Gorsse, although the latter’s prized vineyards - on free-draining gravel knolls - were secured by Chateau Margaux. In 2005 his acquisition of the independently successful Labegorce Zede completed his project, so today Labegorce and Labegorce Zede function as labels under one estate. Under the management of his daughter Nathalie Perrodo, the reuinted Chateau Labegorce has moved with the times and among various modernisation programmes has secured the services of wine consultant Michel Rolland, who is helping to develop a more expressive style in keeping with plantings of Merlot that, at 45%, are relatively high for the usually Cabernet-dominant Margaux appellation.

What The Critics Say

94-96/100 Parker's wine Advocate, Neal Martin

"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." Drink 2026 - 2055

89-91/100 Vinous, Antonio Galloni

"The 2016 Labégorce is terrific. Pliant, supple and accessible, it offers considerable near- and medium-term appeal in a pliant, juicy style. Dark red fruit, grilled herbs, smoke, licorice and tobacco all flesh out nicely. The 2016 is powerful and dense, but also comes across as a bit less heavy than in the past. It will be interesting to see if that is more related to the vintage or a slightly stylistic shift. Time will tell. Tasted two times."

92/100 Wine Cellar Insider, Jeff Leve

"Floral, black raspberry and just the right amount of dark chocolate on the nose, this wine is deeply colored with ripe, dark cherries, full body and a dusty, fruit filled finish. This could be the best vintage yet for Labegorce , as it offers length, volume and freshness. Made from a blend of 52% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13.5% alcohol with a pH of 3.7 and is being aged in 50% new, French oak barrels."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Cabernet Merlot Blend

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Bordeaux

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750 ml

  • Alcohol

    13.50%

  • Maturity

    2026 - 2055

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with LAMB
with STRONG CHEESE

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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