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2018 Labégorce, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1407975 93-96 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark Another winner from Margaux is the 2018 Château Labégorce, which is an interesting blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, and the rest equal parts Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot (although I was given slightly different blends for the two samples tasted). Aging in 40% new oak, this deeply colored effort offers a beautiful perfume of blueberries, raspberries, flowers, and spice. It’s medium to full-bodied, has remarkable purity, and fine tannins, and should be approachable right out of the gate. It’s worth mentioning this estate has been managed by Marjolaine de Coninck since 2009, and it’s a rocking value in the market today. Tasted twice. Inner quote mark (5/2019)

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark There are notions of some serious wood aging here, which are happily sustained by the black currant flavor and lively acidity. It will be a firm wine for many years before it opens up. (RV) Inner quote mark (4/2019)

92-95 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Really expressive, with a gorgeous beam of raspberry, blackberry and blueberry fruit driving through, inlaid with graphite and anise notes. The very polished feel lets the fruit glisten on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. (JM, Web Only-2019) Inner quote mark

93-94 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark This is a plump and rich Labégorce with a full body, juicy tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Lots of pure and intense fruit. Inner quote mark (4/2019)

93 points Decanter

Outer quote mark 2018 is the first year for eight vintages that this wine is back to being 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, after replantings have come on line. That helps, perhaps, with the lift it shows even in this extremely concentrated year. It's a lovely Labégorce, with some bouncy, chewy tannins alongside blue and bramble fruits and some spice. As it opens up, a more floral character comes out. (JA) Inner quote mark (4/2019)

91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Beginning with the 2009 vintage, Labégorce Zédé has been folded into Labégorce, both of which are owned by the Perrodo family (as is the recently acquired Marquis d'Alesme). The 53-hectare vineyard has thus grown to 65 hectares and remains situated on the plateau just north of the town of Margaux, across the road from Lascombes. Density now approaches 10,000 vines per hectare with an average age in 2018 of 29 years. Aging is in 40% new and 60% one-year-old barrels. The blend is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot and it has 14% alcohol. Deep purple-black colored, the 2018 Labégorce is a little subdued by cedar to begin, giving way to a core of plum preserves, Black Forest cake and Indian spices with wafts of garrigue and lavender. Full, concentrated and laden with black fruit preserves, it has an approachable frame of firm, rounded tannins and just enough freshness, finishing on a peppery note. (LPB) 91-93+ Inner quote mark (4/2019)

90-93 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2018 Labégorce is plump, juicy and forward, with terrific fruit intensity and richness. Suave and silky, with notable persistence, Labégorce has so much to offer. Labégorce is not that complex - at least not today - but it is undeniably delicious and will deliver tons of pleasure upon release. The blend is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. Tasted two times. (AG) Inner quote mark (4/2019)


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By: Alex Schroeder | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/15/2019 | Send Email
2018 Labegorce offers an outstanding quality-to-price ratio. Made from 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, it has a powerful, concentrated bouquet of black cherry, blueberry, graphite and licorice. On the palate, the powerful fruit is immediately lifted by gentle acidity and delicious, ripe mouth coating tannins.

By: Trey Beffa | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/25/2019 | Send Email
Toasty and aromatic in the nose. Spicy, crunchy fruit. Quite ripe and fleshy in the mouth but with lots of freshness and finesse.

By: Ralph Sands | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/25/2019 | Send Email
2018 Ch. Labegorce is composed of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon 44% Merlot and 3% Petite Verdot. Big juice here, deeply flavored wine with an old vine character and lots of spice and oak. Winemaker Marjolaine de Coninck has Labegorce and Marquis d'Alesme on a great roll of quality! Tasted 3 times with consistent notes. Ralph Sands

By: Ryan Moses | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/16/2019 | Send Email
Crafted by the free-spirited, and incredibly talented Marjolaine Maurice-de-Coninck, Labegorce has quickly evolved into a take-notice property in Bordeaux. Deeply fruited in 2018, it a lush and rich Margaux that is buoyed by a seamless texture and long finish. It is remarkably structured and will be fascinating to follow over the years.

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