Chateau Labegorce Margaux 2020
JD93-95: 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.
JS92-93: A tight, compact Labégorce with blackcurrant, walnut and some graphite. It’s medium-to full-bodied with a solid core of tannins and fruit. Some lead pencil. Very structured for this estate.
VM92-94: The 2020 Labégorce, tasted at the château, showed a little more sensuality and cohesion on the palate compared to the sample sent to the UK. Here, I adore the cashmere texture, very pure with black cherry and blueberry fruit, fresh and saline towards the finish that fans out confidently. This is quintessential Margaux, a really disarmingly gorgeous Labégorce that should give 20-25 years' pleasure.