Grand Vin Margaux 2016
“The 2016 La Gurgue has turned out beautifully. This gorgeous Margaux Cru Bourgeois packs a serious punch, with plenty of blue/purplish berry fruit, grilled herbs, menthol, liquorice, smoke and tobacco. Succulent and racy to the core, La Gurgue hits all the right notes. I would prefer to drink the 2016 over the next decade or so, while the wine retains its youthful juiciness.” – Antonio Galloni’s Vinous
Margaux’s Château La Gurgue is run by Claire Villlars-Lurton, the talent who has revived the fortunes of Château Ferrière (a rare Margaux with the smallest area of vines of any of the classified growths) and Château Haut-Bages Libéral (neighbour to Chateau Latour), and the wife of Gonzague Lurton from Château Durfot-Vivens, also in Margaux. She really knows how to pick her vineyards, as half of Château La Gurgue’s plots are surrounded by the vineyards of the First Growth Château Margaux, with the rest of the plots two minutes up the road in Soussans. She also has powerful friends. Eric Boissenot consults for her, he being a man who also helps with Latour, Lafite Rothschild, Margaux, Mouton Rothschild, Palmer, Pichon Longueville, Pichon Baron, Ducru-Beaucaillou, Léoville Barton, Brane Cantenac, Léoville Las Cazes, Gruaud-Larose and many more.
2016 was a vintage rated as “extraordinary” in Margaux by the experts at Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. Couple that with the fact that La Gurgue has been certified organic since 2015 and you’ve got an intriguing wine of remarkable provenance on your hands. This is an excellent and powerful example of the quality of this vintage. Expect brambles, cherry, plum, blueberry, tobacco, pencil shavings and smoking barbeque coals. Serve with grilled meats, Sunday roasts and anything with crispy blackened bits on the edge of the pan.
£5.33 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3361366
Style No.: 853951
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