There is a tough, tannic core to this otherwise ripe and fruity wine. All to the good, as this will allow the bold, ripe wine to age well. Black-currant fruits are already showing their hand and will intensify, bringing in richness and a dense texture. Drink this wine from 2025.
95 points, Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (Feb 2018)
A blockbuster from Margaux is the 2015 Château Labégorce and I was blown away by this beauty. To reiterate, the southern Médoc, and Margaux in particular, is the sweet spot in 2015. A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot and the balance Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, with close to half the blend brought up in new barrels, its deep purple color flows to a beautiful bouquet of black cherries, blueberries, spice, and violets. With medium to full-bodied richness, a plump, layered, pure texture, ripe tannin, and impressive length, it’s a standout for sure. Give bottles a few years and enjoy over the following 15+.
94 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Nov 2017)
A stylish array of chocolate, earth and dark berries leads to a palate that follows in the same vein of flavors with blackberry compote. The finish is cast amid plush, open-knit tannins. Great depth here. Try from 2022.
94 points, James Suckling
The 2015 Labegorce is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc matured in 45% new and 55% one-year-old barrels. Deep garnet-purple in color with a nose of red and black cherries, black plums and cassis with touches of charcuterie and tapenade, the medium-bodied palate offers great concentration with a firm frame of grainy tannins, finishing long and savory.
93 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Issue # Interim - Feb 2018)
The 2015 Labégorce has a more open, expressive bouquet compared to the 2015 Pouget; touches of charcoal and black tea infuse the black and red fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with gentle grip. Quite full in the mouth and perhaps not the most sophisticated wine on the block, yet plenty of freshness and tension burst through on the finish. Give it three or four years. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting.
93 points, Neal Martin, Vinous (Jul 2019)