1996 Château La Gurgue, Cru Bourgeois, Margaux

RP Rating: 85

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  • Dark fruits, leather, tobacco and beautifully rounded tannins. This wine is silky and very well balanced.

    Located close to Château Margaux, means that it shares many of the terroir characteristics of its illustrious neighbours such as deep gravel soil, which provides good drainage.  Harvesting is performed manually. The vineyard composition is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot.

  • Chateau Gurgue located in the Bordeaux appellation of Margaux is a Cru Bourgeois estate, that produced a good wine until the arrival of Bernadette Villars in 1979. Her team was already making improvements at Château Chasse Spleen.  This repositioning of the Château started with the introduction of modern equipment, and the replanting of old plots. Ten years later fifty great wine tasters, reunited for the "Essay on the Margaux style" chose it as one of the ten benchmark Margaux wines, together with eight Grands Crus Classés and one Cru Bourgeois.