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2019 Chateau Labegorce

Margaux, Bordeaux, FRANCE
$69. 99
$839.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 8 Years (2022-2030)
ABV: 14%
Closure: Cork

Midnight black core with a deep dark red black hue. Elevated red to black currant and red liquorice scents are married to a distinct earthiness with some subtle cigar box, black olive and spice notes also evident. The refined mid weighted palate features red to black currants which show good flesh over an earthy back drop. Cigar box, black olive and spice elements lend further complexity. Very fine grained, slightly dusty tannins with a long elegant aftertaste.
Drink over the next 6-8 years.
Alc. 14%

Other Reviews....
The 2019 Labégorce was the first vintage vinified in the new cellar and also the first to use Cabernet Franc from the north part of the appellation, on more limestone soils, a massal selection from an organic producer in the south of France. Matured in 40% new oak, this has a voluminous, multifaceted bouquet, a mixture of red and black fruit, cedar and perhaps more rose petal than violet at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, very well balanced, and a little spicier than I found from barrel, leading to a detailed, tensile finish. Drink 2024-2045.
94 Points
Neal Martin - Vinous

Aromas of blackberries, blueberries, plums, espresso, orange chocolate and wet earth. Medium-bodied with fine tannins. Rich and creamy with generous ripe-berry and chocolate notes. Walnut and earth notes on the finish. Drink from 2024.
92 Points
James Suckling

Gorgeous notes of red, blue, and black fruits as well as sandalwood, tobacco leaf, chocolate, and spicy notes emerge from the 2019 Château Labégorce, one of the richer, more opulent, and straight-up sexy wines in the vintage. A blend of 46% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petit Verdot, all raised in 40% new oak, it's medium to full-bodied, has beautifully integrated oak, a stacked mid-palate, and one heck of a great finish. Drink this rich, sensationally textured Margaux any time over the coming two decades. It’s unquestionably in the same league as the 2015, 2016, and 2018. Drink 2022 - 2042.
94 Points
Jeb Dunnuck

The largest of the Perrodo estates in Margaux, this is a little heavier set and muscular than the Marquis d'Alesme, extremely accomplished and majoring on coffee beans and tobacco alongside blackcurrant fruits. Enjoyable, a little less signature Margaux that its sibling property but this is a delicious gourmet-edged wine, and a brilliant (relatively) value choice in the appellation. Drink 2025 - 2040.
92 Points
Jane Anson - Decanter

Fresh flowers, wet earth, spice, tobacco wrapper and sweet, red pit fruit aromatics are all over the place. Elegant, soft, and refined on the palate, the wine is just a pleasure to taste with all of its, purity and silky textures that resonate. The finish with its dark chocolate, plums, boysenberry and espresso is a treat as it lingers and fills out on your palate. Give it a few years in the bottle and it is really to be great. Drink from 2025-2047.
94 Points
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider