2014 Labégorce, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Labégorce is one those "dark horses" of the vintage, a wine that has a prosperous future. It has a lovely, very pure and sensual bouquet with lifted redcurrant and wild strawberry scents that really evoke the essence of Margaux. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, well -udged acidity, good concentration with a satisfying raspberry preserve-infused finish that demonstrates superb persistence. I adored this Labégorce from barrel and now in bottle it does nothing to disprove my initial enthusiasm. Top Margaux ahoy!
This is a firm wine, dominated by tannins and dark layers of wood. The black-currant fruit is there to burst out as the wine matures over the next few years. The estate is close to the river, on a dense gravel rise, near Château Margaux. (RV)
Either you’ll like the hints of bell pepper and mint to this or not, but there’s a ton of blackcurrant and blackberry fruit. It’s medium-bodied with moderately dry tannins balanced out by a hint of sweetness. Good but not great length.
Super-ripe red cherry, plum, mocha, licorice and sweet French oak are some of the signatures of the 2014 Labégorce. A flamboyant, exuberant wine, the 2014 possesses good depth and balance. (AG)
Open, with a caressing feel to the mix of violet, plum and anise notes. Twinges of licorice snap and bay show on the finish, but this stays relatively graceful overall. A very pretty display of fruit. (JM)