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Chateau Labegorce Margaux

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Chateau Labegorce Margaux

by Menachem S » Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:56 am

Daniel, can we please have tasting notes for this wine for 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003?

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Re: Chateau Labegorce Margaux

by Daniel Rogov » Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:37 am

Menachem, Hi....

Following are my notes for those of the wines on your list that I have tasted. I seem to have missed the 2001 kosher edition.

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Chateau Labegorce, Margaux, 2000 (Kosher Edition): If you like the 1990 wine from this Chateau you’ll adore this one. Excellent balance and length, with lots of currants, berries and flowers, this medium to full bodied wine is soft, ripe and abundant in every way and should drink nicely for 10 - 15 years. Score 90. K (Re-tasted 6 Jun 2003)

Chateau Labegorce, Margaux, 2002 (Kosher Edition): Medium- to full-bodied with soft tannins integrating nicely and showing berry, plum and currant fruits on an earthy-mineral background. Not complex but good with food. Drink now-2008. Score 87. K (Tasted 21 May 2005)

Chateau Labegorce, Margaux, 2003 (Kosher Edition): Well done. Dark garnet towards royal purple, medium- to full-bodied with silky smooth tannins and spicy wood integrating nicely and opening on the palate to reveal currant, blackberry and black cherry fruits, those supported nicely by earthy minerals and a hint of spiciness. Moderately long. Best 2008-2011, perhaps longer. Score 89. K (Tasted 19 Jan 2007)

Chateau Labegorce, Margaux, 2004 (Kosher Edition): Think of this as the younger brother of the non-kosher edition if you will – younger, ready to drink earlier but reflecting much the same personality. Medium- to full-bodied, with firm tannins only now starting to recede and opening in the glass to reveal blackberry, raspberry, black cherry and white chocolate all leading to an appealing After-8 minty note. A generous wine, but not one for long term cellaring. Drink now-2012. Score 89. K (Re-tasted 3 Aug 2008)
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Re: Chateau Labegorce Margaux

by Menachem S » Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:46 am

isnt the 2001 the Zede Margaux you have in this week's column in Ha'aretz?
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Re: Chateau Labegorce Margaux

by Daniel Rogov » Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:55 am

Menachem, Hi....

Two different chateaux - Labegorce and Labegorce-Zede, both in Margaux, both producing both kosher and non-kosher editions.

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Re: Chateau Labegorce Margaux

by Menach N » Thu Sep 04, 2008 1:40 pm

Menachem hi
you picked a good Chateau, i like their wines, the 2000 may not be the fullest body but it has somekind of a backbone which is incredible, with a luvlie nose and palate, the 2001 (specially with the KW. com sale $19) is prittie nice but less complex, a classic brdx wine, great with food, the 2003 is more like the 2000 but not yet, still a exelent btl of wine
enjoy !!!
when you taste them pls do post ... im curious to know what you think :wink:
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Re: Chateau Labegorce Margaux

by Daniel Rogov » Thu Sep 04, 2008 2:20 pm

Was just reminded by private message that I did indeed taster the 2001 wine. Sometimes the search doesn't work as well as one would hope for.

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Chateau Labegorce, Margaux, 2001 (Kosher Edition): Medium bodied, with soft, barely felt tannins and a few berry and plum fruits on an earthy-herbaceous background. Lacking length but a good quaffer and at its best with food. Drink now-2008. Score 88.K (Re-tasted 21 May 2005)

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