A wonderfully affordable and approachable Bordeaux. This has been a favorite of ours and our customers since the incredible 2015 vintage. Built from 50% Cabernet Sauvignon with 44% Merlot and the remainder equal parts Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, this is full, concentrated and laden with black fruit preserves. Cedar sets the stage before plum, Black Forest cake, and Indian spices bring down the house. “Aging is in 40% new and 60% one-year-old barrels... it has an approachable frame of firm, rounded tannins and just enough freshness, finishing on a peppery note.”-WA This is a great gateway to introduce new wine-lovers to the beauty of Bordeaux. Grab a case to share.
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.
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.
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.
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.