Château Labegroce 2015
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ABOUT THE WINE
Grape | 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc
Ageing | 50% new oak for 18 months
Tasting Notes | Garnet colour. Nicely spicy nose, raspberry and peony. The wine is supple, nicely aromatic, suave, spicy with fine tannins, good length and good density. Freshness, but no vegetal trace.
Pairing | Grilled meats, duck and most strong cheeses
Drinking | 2020-2035
Critic Notes / Awards | 88/100 Wine Spectator, 93/100 Robert Parker
ABOUT THE CHÂTEAU
Adjoining the Châteaux Margaux and Château Lascombes, this property is mentioned in the edition of Édouard Féret of 1868 which recounts since 1332 the existence of “the lands of the house of Noble de La Bégorce”. The castle is presented as being “…one of the most beautiful and best located in the town of Margaux”.
Since its acquisition in 1989, the Perrodo family has been able to restore this property to all its architectural brilliance and a vitivinicultural dynamism which gives birth to Labégorce a charming wine with a very beautiful structure, with a bright fruit and great finesse.
The Perrodo family also acquired in 2006 the Château Marquis d'Alesme, Third Grand Cru Classé of Margaux, wishing, there again, to hoist this cru like the jewels of the appellation.
Soils: 70% sandy-gravelly/ 30% sandy loam
Farming: Harvest by hand
Vines: On average 35 years of age