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Château Labégorce-Zéde

075

Address: Margaux 33460

Telephone: +33 (0) 5 57 88 71 32

E-mail: labegorce@chateau-labegorce.fr

Website: www.chateau-labegorce.fr

This was always my favourite of the two Labégorce wines of Margaux, under the direction of Luc Theinpont [Theinponts of Vieux Château Certan in Pomerol] this always seemed to have elegance and intensity often approaching the structure and quality of the classed growths. The 1983 was a great wine for a number of years, but has now faded. 2000 very impressive. Now Labégorce Zéde has been reunited with Château Labégorce [see that entry].

  • 2000 Deep red/black ; glossy, lots of deep blackcurrant and plum fruit on the nose; palate similarly mid-weight with good fruit and twist of acid and ripe tannin on the finish. Will age well. Needs five more years. Good 88/100 Drink now – 2020
  • 1983 A class vintage in Margaux – actually better than ‘82 here – deep red and dark; intense nose of blackcurrants, weeds and herbs with tobacco and some complexity; palate powerful and strong with some blackcurrant cassis and tobacco mingled with mature notes. Excellent 90/100 Aug ‘04 Probably now too old…
  • 1967 – tea coloured, completely clear; rather dumb tannic nose but palate surprisingly sweet with some tobacco flavours and weedy fruit and spice; very light and gentle but still alive on the palate. A shadow of a wine, but at least not dry tannic old bones. 80/100 Aug 04

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