En Primeur Chateau Labegorce 2016 is now available for sale.
Originally one large estate, divided into three after the French revolution (Chateau Labegorce, Labegorce Zede and L’Abbe Grosse) reunited by late owner Hubert Perrodo. 53 hectares of vineyards, planted to 50% Cabernet Sauvignon , 45% Merlot , 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot and a density of 9,000 vines per hectare, averaging 30 years of age. The terroir is mostly sandy, gravel with some sand mixed with limestone. The wine is aged in 50% new French oak barrels for an average of 15 months. Average production 12000 cases.
“Deep, rich extraction, black cherry in colour with very well controlled aromatics of damson and creamy cappuccino. This is a gorgeous wine and there are going to be many many fans of the contemporary but utterly controlled and well judged flavours on display here. Luscious and big, but everything has a reason for being where it is, nothing superfluous. One of the best ever from this property. Drinking Window 2027/2045″ – 93pts Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine, April 2017
Offered for sale ‘En Primeur’, in bond. Price shown is per case (12x75cl bottles) and excludes UK duty and VAT which will be charged at the prevailing rate when the wine lands in the UK.