2014 Chateau Labegorce

Year: 2014
Appellation: Margaux
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 90
Wine Advocate: 93
Vinous Media: 90
James Suckling: 90
Wine Enthusiast: 92--Jeff Leve: 91
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Price :

"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. 10,000 cases made.–JM " (WS)

"The 2014 Labégorce is one those "dark horses" of the vintage, a wine that has a prosperous future. It has a lovely, very pure and sensual bouquet with lifted redcurrant and wild strawberry scents that really evoke the essence of Margaux. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, well -udged acidity, good concentration with a satisfying raspberry preserve-infused finish that demonstrates superb persistence. I adored this Labégorce from barrel and now in bottle it does nothing to disprove my initial enthusiasm. Top Margaux ahoy!" (WA)

"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." (VM)

"Either you’ll like the hints of bell pepper and mint to this or not, but there’s a ton of blackcurrant and blackberry fruit. It’s medium-bodied with moderately dry tannins balanced out by a hint of sweetness. Good but not great length. " (JS)

"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." (WE)

"Soft textures, earthy, red fruits, flowers cherries and thyme with a medium/full body has improved from barrel to bottling. 91 points - Tasted Jun 25, 2017"(JL)