This is the debut vintage for consultant Claude Gros and the quality is the finest I have ever tasted from this estate. (Beginning in 2009, the neighboring estate of Labegorce Zede was incorporated into Labegorce.) Made from a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot that hit 14% natural alcohol, this sleeper of the vintage reveals a dense purple color in addition to abundant notes of charcoal, spring flowers, black currants and subtle smoky barrique in the background. Medium to full-bodied and ripe with sweet tannin, this beauty should drink nicely for a decade or more.
by RP, Robert Parker , 2011
Slightly chunky in style, displaying a firm, singed apple wood frame to the core of plum and anise notes. Medium-weight, with a flash of briar on the finish. A bit shy on stuffing in the end, as the firm toast wins out. Drink now through 2020.
by JM, Wine Spectator , 2013