The wine opens with espresso, boysenberry and earthy aromas. This leads to a lively, fresh, soft textured, medium bodied Margaux wine. Better than previous vintages, (and the 2010 is even better) with a firm commitment to producing the best wines possible from their terroir, you can expect good things in the future from Labegorce, which fortunately for consumers, remains a well priced Margaux wine.
Wine garnet-red color. Soft and full taste of the wine shows a pleasant acidity and well-balanced silky texture. The aroma of wine combines delicate shades of currants, cherries and plums, gentle tone of sweet spice and leather. Wine is served to the game and poultry, is well suited to red meat and grilled meat, it is recommended in combination with cheese.
This is a stunning Chateau Margaux, made in a sexy, up-front, elegant style, with deep creme de cassis fruit intermixed with spring flowers, a solid inner core of richness and depth, but again, very sweet tannins as well as striking minerality and elegance. One of the most seductive Chateau Margauxs given its recent bottling, this blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, and the rest tiny quantities of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot should drink beautifully for the next 25-30 years. Remarkably, a mere 36% of the entire production was selected for the 2008 Chateau Margaux.
Complex, concentrated, great freshness and vibrant fruit. Cassis, leaves, licorice, good structure. The d’Issa holds a long history is probably in the best shape. Cabernet Sauvignon (61%) and Merlot (39%).
One of the fabulous surprises.., the 2006 Lafite Rothschild is a great, great wine…Frankly, it may turn out to be as good as the 2005, which in all of Bordeaux is a far greater vintage than 2006. Lafite’s severe selection process resulted in a full-bodied wine boasting an extraordinary perfume of charcoal, truffles, lead pencil shavings, and sensationally sweet, ripe black currant and cedar notes. A wine of extraordinary intensity, texture, and depth with silky tannins as well as awesome concentration, this has turned out to be a remarkable Lafite Rothschild that should be drinkable much earlier than the 2005, but age for three decades.