The history of Château La Gurgue is closely linked to the village of Margaux. Two owners of the vineyard ran successfully to become mayors of Margaux and the winery has always had a reputation for making big, age-worthy Cab-dominant blends.
If you like soft, silky Right Bank wines, I’d probably keep looking. But if you’re looking for well-built, dense and powerful wines, then look no furthe — today’s wine is emphatically in that category. When tasted four different times by expert reviewers, it got at least a 92-point score every single time.
Galloni called it, “rich and powerful” a “hearty Margaux with plenty of personality”. Suckling fell for the wine’s grace, calling it “long and polished’ as well as a “very suave, attractively balanced Margaux.”
The 2017 Chateau La Gurgue Margaux is a big thick wine, but it’s built to perfection. Released by the historic estate that was once owned by the mayor of Margaux, this baby is 55% Cabernet, 40% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot classic Left Bank Bordeaux blend that is just coming into its own. According to the Galloni’s tasting note, the drinking window for this one is 2022-2037. Now’s the time to strike while the iron is hot!
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92-93 Points, James Suckling
This is a really beautiful wine with a clarity that delivers gorgeous dark fruit and firm and silky tannins. Long and polished. Demeter certified biodynamic.
92 Points, James Suckling (2020)
Bright, fresh red berries and red plums with a neat sense of purity. The palate has a very sensual texture with fluid,flowing tannin. Very suave, attractively balanced Margaux here. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold.
92 Points, Vinous
Just as it was from barrel, the 2017 La Gurgue is a rich, powerful wine. Dark red cherry, red plum, cedar, spice, tobacco, licorice and mocha give this hearty Margaux plenty of character as well as personality. I especially admire the wine’s density and sheer depth.