New wood, sweet fruit, blackberry and plum skin flavors are all here in this round, ripe wine, with its soft, dusty tannins and delicious fresh acidity. This property has certainly joined the big league in Margaux.
Tasted single blind at Southwold. The ’05 Labegorce is adorned with a ripe, well defined nose, quite delicate with blackberry, plum and boysenberry - elegant and feminine. The palate has a soft ripe entry, rounded and supple in texture although not inherently a complex Margaux, but well crafted. The finish has a nice poise but it is still backward, so give this ‘coquettish’ wine time to mature. Drink 2013-2025. Tasted January 2009. (NM, Wine Journal)
Firm, with blackberry, cedar and sweet tobacco character. Full-bodied, with firm tannins and a long, slightly chewy finish. Best after 2012.
Good medium-deep red. Sexy aromas of redcurrant, minerals, tobacco, coffee and cedary oak. Sweet and opulent, with inviting coffee and mocha tones carrying through on the palate. Finishes with sweet tannins and good mellow length. This shut down in the glass, suggesting that it will need at least several years of aging.
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