Chateau La Gurgue is an insane Bordeaux value!
Chateau La Gurgue sits right next to one of the most iconic and collectible Bordeaux, Chateau Margaux. Nearly half of La Gurgue's vineyards are contiguous to Chateau Margaux!
Chateau Margaux is one of the most collectible Right Bank reds (the 2018, for example, is $700 per bottle). In this Cabernet dominant region, finding a Margaux for under $75 has been a challenge over the years, which is why the 2018 Chateau La Gurgue is such a treasure.
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." Vinous
What We Love About This Wine
This is a "no-brainer" Bordeaux.
It happens to be biodynamic, a plus indeed. Little to no intervention provides purity of fruit and terroir.
But, the absolute joy is in how La Gurgue in this vintage reveals how well it is built, how it will age, and how it can be enjoyed now.
"2018 is a thrilling vintage with no shortage of legendary wines and I cannot imagine anyone who purchases these wines will be disappointed...It’s possible to find attractive, well-made, even outstanding, wines that punch well above their price points." Jeb Dunnuck
Let this little gem decant for 30 minutes and prepare yourself for a beautiful Bordeaux experience.
"This is dense and layered with a velvety texture and very rich palate. Powerful yet fresh. Creamy and minerally. Unique Gurgue. From biodynamically grown grapes."