Mit einem Merlot-Anteil zwischen 40 und 50 Prozent ist der Château Labégorce immer etwas fruchtiger und runder als seine berühmten Nachbarn im Gebiet von Margaux. Für Insider war der Wein, der früher Labégorce-Zédé hieß, immer einer der besten Crus Bourgeois überhaupt. Das Château ist heute besser in Schuss denn je!
Jeb Dunnuck: „I continue to love the wines from this estate in Margaux, and the 2020 Château Labegorce is no exception. Rock star crème de cassis, graphite, roasted herbs, iron, and loamy earth nuances all define the bouquet, and it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, a relatively soft, plush, forward style, good mid-palate density, and wonderful purity of fruit. It’s going to benefit from 3-5 years of bottle age and drink nicely for 15-20 years. It should be a terrific value as well.“ (92–93)
Decanter: „Smoked cedar oak on the nose, a welcome touch in a vintage where tannins have frequently been turned up to 11. Grilled almonds; really a campfire edge. I like this, works well with the vintage. The fruit softens through the mid palate but the team has done a great job of finding extra layers flavour and complexity. Good stuff. 40% new oak. 2% Petit Verdot completes the blend. Yields around 32hl/ha. Just 20mm of rain in August here, which meant veraison was more difficult. Tasted this also at the estate, and both times I was impressed. Less opulent than 2019, more classic and serious but this is great. Harvest September 16 to October 1.“ (93)