This elegant neoclassical château is located on the famous Route des Châteaux. Seventy hectares of the 250-hectare estate are devoted to viticulture. Bordering on châteaux Margaux and Lascombes, this property is mentioned in the 1868 edition of Cocks and Feret ("Bordeaux and its Wines"), which tells us of the existence of "a vineyard belonging to the Noble de la Bégorce family". The château is described as "... one of the most beautiful and best situated in the commune of Margaux". The Perrodo family acquired Labégorce in 1989 and renovated not only the château building, but also the vineyard. They also improved winemaking, and Labégorce is now a charming wine with beautiful structure, bright fruit, and great finesse. The Perrodo family also acquired Château Marquis d'Alesme, a third growth Margaux, which they aim to transform into one of the jewels of the appellation.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
A blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, this wine exhibits sweet tannin, medium body and blue and black fruits intermixed with underbrush, licorice, cedar and spice box in a medium-bodied, elegant style with moderate tannin. Forget it for several years and Drink it over the following decade.
|Grape varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot|
|Producer/Bottled by||CHATEAU LABEGORCE 33460 MARGAUX FRANCE|
- R. Gabriel : 18
- J. Robinson : 16,5
- Vineyard : Medoc
- Wine Spectator : 89
- Country : France
- Grape varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot