2011 Labégorce, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)
This could be better in 2011 than 2009. Perhaps its because of new management team at estate. Full and dense with silky tannins and a long finish. Well done.
Barrel sample. Firm and dark, with tannins dominating the ripe fruit, this wine’s wood aging shows strongly now; and the fruit weight is not yet there.
A good, winey core of cassis and blackberry is framed by a noticeable plum skin edge that is in turn offset by polished toast. Modern and direct in style. (Web Only - 2012)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Made from a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot that hit 14% natural alcohol, the excellent 2011 is a sleeper of the vintage. Textured, with soft tannins, lots of black currant and black cherry fruit, surprising density and a velvety finish, it should drink well for a decade or more. This property has come on fabulously well now that well-known oenologist Claude Gros is the consultant.