Château Labégorce 2010 Margaux Cru Bourgeois

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£ 21.00 tax incl.

One of the references in the Crus Bourgeois category, Labégorce is a modern and subtle Margaux wine with a strong identity. The Château has made the most of the 2010 vintage, producing a well-structured wine with dark fruit, spices and nice tannins that provide a great balance and a lovely finish. In short, very high quality here for this great value Margaux.
 
Wine Characteristics Tasting and cellaring
Domain Château Labégorce Eye Bright dark garnet
Vintage 2010 Nose  Red fruits and spices
Appellation Margaux Cru Bourgeois Mouth Medium-bodied wine, round and fresh with ripe lively fruits
Area Bordeaux   and sweet tannins on the finish
Colour Red Drink from 2015
Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon (45%) Merlot (45%) Drink before 2025
  Cabernet Franc (6%) Petit Verdot (4%) Open  2 hours before
Type Dry Drinking temperature 15-16°C
       
Food pairing
Pair it with a nice and juicy grilled beef on the bone and chocolate pudding
 
A word about the domain
Hubert Perrodo bought Châteaux Labégorce and Labégorce-Zédé in 2006 but never really had a chance to make a history of it as he tragically died a few months later in a ski accident. However, his daughter Nathalie, in her late 20's at the time, took over and she did what her father had planned: merge the two vineyards in one under the name Labégorce and turn it into a reference in the Crus Bourgeois category.
 
What experts say
About the domain
Bettane & Dessauve: 2* (Serious and consistent production)
La Revue du Vin de France: 1*

About the wine
Jancis Robinson: 16.5+ (tasted in Nov 2012)
"Dark-fruited intensity. Plenty of oak spice but the fruit shines through, though there's a very slight bitterness on the dry finish. Tight and furled and well balanced even though it is pretty closed now. (JH)."

Robert Parker: 87 (Wine Advocate #205, Feb 2013)
"A blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, this wine exhibits sweet tannin, medium body and blue and black fruits intermixed with underbrush, licorice, cedar and spice box in a medium-bodied, elegant style with moderate tannin. Forget it for several years and Drink it over the following decade."

Wine Spectator: 89 (Issue: Web Only - 2013)
"Slightly chunky in style, displaying a firm, singed apple wood frame to the core of plum and anise notes. Medium-weight, with a flash of briar on the finish. A bit shy on stuffing in the end, as the firm toast wins out."

Decanter: 17 (April 2011)
“Deep, robust, slightly leathery cassis fruit, good freshness and clarity that gives lift to the natural weight, very satisfying wine."

Gault&Millau: 17/20
Bettane & Dessauve: 15
 
And finally for the wine geeks…
Soil type Fine sandy-gravelly soils rich in clays and silts with chalky outcrops
Age of the vines 30 years old    
Harvest Manual    
Maturing Oak barrels (60% new barrels)
Aging 14 months in barrels
Production 120,00 bottles
Bottled December 2011
Alcohol 13.0%

 

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