1997 Labegorce, Margaux (1.5L) SKU #1038743


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K&L Notes

K&L's Bordeaux buyer Clyde Beffa liked this wine so much, he drank 6 bottles in the first 10 days we've had it in stock. The wine is perfect right now. Old school Bordeaux, with sweet cassis fruit, some minerality and lingering finish. Served with a steak, it goes down quickly and offers immediate gratification. Decant 15 minutes and enjoy. "A magnum of 10 year-plus mature Bordeaux at this low price is unheard of in this day of sky high Bordeaux prices." (Clyde Beffa, K&L Wine Merchants) *BK's working on his case

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  • Steve Greer
    By: Steve Greer
    K&L Staff Member
    Tasting notes 3/11/2014 We just received the last of the 1997 Labegorce this time from the estate and it is the last 38 cases all in magnum. We had this with the K&L Hollywood 7 year anniversary party with NY Strips and Prime Rib. This is the best this wine has ever tasted part provenance (never left the estate), format (always ages better in bigger bottles) and time which we are now 15 years in bottle and it is perfect. Don't miss out on this wine both fresh and bright with lovely sweet tobacco, cedar, underbrush and spice with a gravely minerality on the finish. Tasting notes 5/20/2008...Fruit and spice both come through on the nose along with some tobacco aromas. Everything is integrated here with the fruit and spice being united within a round, almost velvety mouthfeel. The acidity is still very prominent, so it is at its best with dinner.
  • Jim Barr
    By: Jim Barr
    K&L Staff Member
    This is our fourth shipment of this wine and, to tell you the truth, the first ones left me wondering what Clyde saw in it. Those shipments resulted in wines that seemed austere, a bit “musty” and “rustique,” and totally uninteresting. This shipment, however, came from Anthony Barton’s (Léoville- and Langoa-Barton) cellar, which the first set of shipments did not, and the wine, simply put, is amazing! Medium-deep ruby in color, this Gem shows nothing less than the great aromas of aged Bordeaux at its best. The adjectives are endless: cedar, opulence, terroir, silkiness, seamless, integrated tannins, great complexity, broadness, viscosity, etc., etc… A great wine of great value that would rival aged offerings that are three to four times its price, and a statement as to how storage conditions can affect the presentation of a great wine. Anderson has informed me that we need cases of this Gem for the month. 12.5% ABV. (Jim Barr)
    Drink from 2011 to 2020


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