Peter Maude Fine Wines
2021, Château Labégorce, MARGAUX
$49.45 inc. GST
Bordeaux Blend: Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc.
Powerful, this is enjoyable, cool summer flavours, blueberry, redcurrant that you find widely, but this is accompanied here by luscious, mouthwatering red cherry and blackberry fruits, with plenty of structure and a tannic bite on the finish. Harvest September 23 to October 19. Limestone subsoil, with clay and gravel. 91 Jane Anson.
The nose here - so expressive - the aromas of pink flowers, a sour cherry, red cherry sweet nuance, some oak touches - sweet caramel, vanilla, cedar. Tannins quite noticeable, the fruit has high acidity with the focus on on the black cherry, blueberry, pomegranate and plum tone with some salinity and minerality coming through in the graphite and wet stone texture. There is an underlying flavour of sweet fruit and this finishes long with freshness. Lovely aromatic complexity with a enjoyable light and bouncy texture, not massively structured but it has charm and real drinkability. 91 Georgina Hindle, Decanter.
Pretty red cherries, raspberry and bergamot scents on the nose. Light undergrowth aromas surface with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit, modest depth, light and focused towards the finish. A well-made Margaux that should give 15-20 years pleasure. 91-93 Neal Martin.