DECANTER: "Fairly tannic but super cool and fresh too with cola and blueberry nuanced. Chewy but really juicy, an approachable fun and easy wine still with bite, tang, juiciness and tannic density. Very appealing still with bite. Not as dense and weight as some, but wow there's a lot to like; gorgeous acidity, textured and well defined tannins, lovely punchy fruit and a long length. Delicious, still with a minty, graphite and clove lift on the finish. 2% Petit Verdot completes the blend. 3.6pH. Ageing in 40% new oak. Harvest 12 September 12 - 5 October. Tasted twice and loved it both times."
FALSTAFF: "Tiefdunkles Rubingranat, opaker Kern, violette Reflexe, zarte Randaufhellung. Floral nach kandierten Veilchen, schwarze Kirschen, etwas Nugat, einladendes, intensives Bukett. Saftig, elegant, feine Fruchtsüße, angenehme Frische, schokoladig, aber ohne Opulenz, mineralisch im Nachhall, gutes Zukunftspotenzial."
THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "On the nose you find flowers, cherries, blackberries. and plums. The palate is packed with sweet, ripe, red fruits, silky textures, depth of flavor, and most importantly, lift with energy in the finish. The wine blends 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. 14% ABV, pH 3.6. The harvest took place September 12 - October 5. Drink from 2025-2050."
JEB DUNNUCK: "I continue to love the wines from Labégorce. Their 2022 checks in as 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Classic notes of darker currants, blackberries, smoked tobacco, and fresh earth all flow to a medium to full-bodied, pure, layered Margaux offering quality tannins as well as terrific purity of fruit. Pulled from 85% of the total production and aging in 40% new French oak, it's going to offer pleasure right out of the gate yet still have two decades of longevity."
LISA PERROTTI-BROWN: „A blend of 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot, the 2022 Labegorce is deep garnet-purple in color. It tumbles out of the glass with eager-to-please notes of juicy black plums, wild blueberries, and warm cassis, leading to touches of cedar, wild sage, and cloves. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers muscular fruit with firm, grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing woody. This is an ambitious Labegorce!"
WEINWISSER: "Berauschendes Bouquet, Cassislikör, Lakritze, parfümierter Pfeifentabak und getrocknete Veilchen. Am kompakten sehnigen Gaumen mit straffer Ausrichtung, edlem mineralischem Kern und stützender Rasse. Im konzentrierten Finale schwarze kleine Beeren, Graphit und feinmürbe Adstringenz. Reicht leider nicht ganz an das Niveau der Vorjahre heran. 2030 – 2048."