The 2012 Labégorce is dark and explosive in the glass, with tons of intensity and pure power. Black cherries, smoke, licorice, mocha, leather and dark spices hit the palate in a voluptuous, racy wine built on pure intensity. The 2012 is juicy and forward, with all the elements in the right place. The 2012 is 53% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot.
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2027
Robert Parker 89
Labegorce is a property on the upswing, and that is reflected in this very strong 2012. Dense ruby/purple in color, with loads of blackcurrants, plum, licorice and graphite, it is medium to full-bodied, with soft tannins and excellent concentration. This is a beauty and a major sleeper of the vintage. The final blend was 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot.
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025