Chateau Labegorce Margaux 2014
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Margaux|
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.
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. Drink now through 2026.
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. The oak is overpowering, which is a shame, as there is notable purity to the fruit. The blend is 58 % Merlot, 40 % Cabernet Sauvignon and 2 % Petit Verdot.