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Chateau Labegorce 2015
2015 Bordeaux Future Pre-Sale Offer, Margaux

Chateau Labegorce 2015
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Bordeaux Red Blends
Appellation
Bordeaux
Vineyard Designation
Margaux, Cru Bourgeois
Alcohol %
13
Wine Spectator
87
Wine Enthusiast
94
Wine Advocate
91
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Decanter: Big broad fruit and lots of structure and depth. Quite a chunky Labégorce with a good future. 90 Points

 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Bordeaux Red Blends
Appellation
Bordeaux
Vineyard Designation
Margaux, Cru Bourgeois
Alcohol %
13
Wine Spectator
87
Wine Enthusiast
94
Wine Advocate
91
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Wine Enthusiast - "Barrel Sample. This is a beautiful wine, full of great fruit and balanced dusty tannins. It is ripe and stylish, with all the elements in place. It should mature well. Barrel Sample: 94-96 Points"
Ratings
The Wine Advocate - "The 2015 Labegorce is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot that was picked between 15 September and 20 October. Cropped at 38 hl/ha and matured in 45% new oak, it has a sumptuous bouquet with macerated black cherries, wild strawberry and a touch of fresh prune. The palate is well balanced and much more reserved than the aromatics: crisp and firm tannin, nicely focused with a pleasing salinity on the structured finish that suggest that this Labegorce will reward long-term ageing. Barrel Sample: 91-93 Points
Awards
Wine Spectator - "Ripe plum and blackberry compote flavors are very direct, framed by a well-singed cedary edge. This has solid fruit, but it's a bit shy on refinement. Barrel Sample: 87-90 Points"
Winemaker Notes
The nouveau grand Labegorce (since the 2009 vintage) offers a lively fruit flavored palete, extensive, rich, complex, smooth, lined with delicate tannins and great finesse. Blend: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 4% Petit-Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc
Other Notes
The origins of Labégorce lie in a large estate in the northern parts of the commune of Margaux which belonged to the Gorce (or Gorsse) family, perhaps as long ago as the 14th Century. The family were originally merchants, gradually climbing the social ladder in Bordeaux, assuming a more aristocratic standing in the community as they did so. They were still the proprietors here in the 18th Century, and documents from that time indicate that there was viticulture on the estate, the vineyards dotted between fields of wheat and pasture where cattle grazed. This was the situation at the time of the French Revolution, when like so many other estates in Bordeaux, Labégorce was divided and sold off, giving rise to three estates that still estate today. The first, that which concerns us here, is Chateau Labégorce and the second is Labégorce-Zédé, named for Pierre Zédé who acquired the estate in 1840. The third is the curiously named L'Abbé Gorsse de Gorsse, an estate long defunct as far as viticulture is concerned, but which is still clearly visible on the currently available maps of the commune. Following the break-up of the original estate the modern-day Labégorce first passed to a gentleman named Capelle, and subsequently changed hands a number of times, most recently coming into the ownership of Hubert Perrodo in 1989.
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