2009 Cabernet Blend (Margaux)Chateau Labegorce
The origins of Labégorce lie in a large estate in the northern parts of the commune of Margaux (borders directly on to Chateau Margaux) which belonged to the Gorce (or Gorsse) family, perhaps as long ago as the 14th Century. The family were originally merchants, gradually climbing the social ladder in Bordeaux, assuming a more aristocratic standing in the community as they did so.
2009 Château Labégorce, Margaux
Showing vastly superior from bottle than it did from cask, Labegorce's 2009 comes from a property that now includes the former estate Labegorce-Zede, which has been absorbed completely into this attractive vineyard just to the north of Chateau Margaux. They have excelled in this vintage. Dense ruby/purple, with notes of creosote, spring flowers, blueberry and blackberry fruit, this is a rich, medium to full-bodied wine with loads of character and depth. It is usually one of the better values of Bordeaux and it certainly stands out as a major sleeper of the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2025.
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, March 2012