Château-La-Gurgue Margaux 2018
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Margaux|
The history of Château La Gurgue is closely linked to the village of Margaux. Two owners of the vineyard raced successfully to become mayors of Margaux. Claire Villars Lurton is the architect of the present revival. Year after year, she has done her best to bring out the unique terroir of Château La Gurgue in her wine. Trained by her grandfather, Jacques Merlaut, she was 25 when she took over the management of Châteaux Ferrière, Haut-Bages Liberal, and La Gurgue. She then undertook a major rebuilding of the wineries of her estates. In 2018 La Gurgue was able to bring out a truly exceptional wine, taking advantage of the beauty that vintage had to offer.
Tasting Notes: 57 % cabernet sauvignon, 35 % merlot et 8 % petit verdot. This wine is very perfumed with dark fruits and a very mild herbal mint quality. On the palate, it is lush and round with a bright and energetic finish. Full of subtleties, wrested from nature by precision and rigor in the work. Moderately strong but soft and elegant, with floral notes. The Cabernet Sauvignon is the backbone of the blend.
This is dense and layered with a velvety texture and a very rich palate. Powerful yet fresh. Creamy and minerally. Unique Gurgue. From biodynamically grown grapes.
The 2018 La Gurgue is one of the little jewels of Margaux. Pliant, supple and inviting, the 2018 has so much to offer. All the elements are wonderfully fused together. Ripe red cherry, blood orange, mint and sweet floral notes all build as this racy Margaux shows off its sensuality and charm. Mildew was especially severe, and yields were just 12 hectoliters per hectare, but the wine is superb. The blend is 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot.