En Primeur Chateau Labegorce 2017 is released. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for information on the En Primeur release of Chateau Labegorce 2017.
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 12,000 cases.
“Deep cherry red with black core. Sweet-smelling cassis with an attractive dusty graphite overlay. Soft chalky tannins and not a huge amount of fruit on the palate but the tannins are light enough to keep the balance, though the finish is quite dry. 15.5 points.” Julia Harding MW
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.