Chateau Labegorce Margaux
Margaux, Medoc, Bordeaux, France
"The 2016 Labegorce is a blend of 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 52% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot picked between 4-21 October and matured in 45% new oak. What I like about the bouquet is that it is quintessential Margaux- it could not come from anywhere else. Crushed violets infuse black cherries, blueberry and iodine. The palate is medium- bodied with supple tannin, very well-judged acidity, an elegant and very charming Margaux with pencil lead and a touch of spice on the long finish. What a brilliant wine from a Margaux estate that has really upped its game."