2005 Château Labégorce

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Margaux

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Community Tasting Note

  • gunpwdr wrote: 87 points

    February 17, 2012 - Nose: Ripe plums and currants dominate. Dried flowers, hint of tobacco leaf, wax, and graphite as well. Palate: Ripe (but not overly sweet) currants, graphite, anise on the attack. Smooth tannins and good acidity show up on the mid-palate. Currants, tobacco leaf, and plums linger on the long finish.

    So, this wine's drinking window is most definitely open and probably on the early side of opening. There is stuffing, excellent integration of fruit, tannins, and acidity, but the overall sweetness and punch from the fruit isn't there. It really does have the stuffing of a 2005 - focused, dense, not lush... but the fruit character of a 2001/2004. Had I bought this for $20 as futures I would be much more pleased. As it is, this is a solid Margaux that is worth trying out once if the price of admission is under $40.

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