2006 Laforge Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • NM 93
  • WE 91
  • WA 90

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This product is
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NM 93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2007
(NM91-93 points) A touch of plum and black cherries on the nose with very fine definition. Full-bodied with spicy black fruits, a touch of pain grille with good acidity. Svelte and silky texture that belies the firm grip... (NM91-93 points) A touch of plum and black cherries on the nose with very fine definition. Full-bodied with spicy black fruits, a touch of pain grille with good acidity. Svelte and silky texture that belies the firm grip that you notice on the finish. Very well crafted.
WE 91
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, March 2009
Jammy and ripe, from gravel soils in the valley plain of Saint-Emilion, this is already a very drinkable wine. It has intense, concentrated red and black berry fruits surrounding a core of seriously dry tannins from fruit... Jammy and ripe, from gravel soils in the valley plain of Saint-Emilion, this is already a very drinkable wine. It has intense, concentrated red and black berry fruits surrounding a core of seriously dry tannins from fruit and wood. Solid but rich, this is developing well.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2016
Tasted at the château, the 2006 Laforge has certainly lasted better than the Teyssier, though no surprise there. Blackberry and wild hedgerow, nice definition, a touch of violet emerging with aeration. The palate is... Tasted at the château, the 2006 Laforge has certainly lasted better than the Teyssier, though no surprise there. Blackberry and wild hedgerow, nice definition, a touch of violet emerging with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with a soft entry, but it is held together by a keen line of acidity. Rounded in the mouth with smudged blackberry mixed with sage and white pepper, this Laforge is not going to improve further, but at ten-years-old, it has held up well. Tasted March 2016. - Neal Martin
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2006

Label

Chateau Laforge is a blend of 92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc from three Saint Emilion soil types - sand, gravel, and clay over limestone. The vines are cropped low, ensuring concentration. They receive two to three runs of green harvesting —at fruit set and veraison - ensuring only the most perfect hand-picked berries get into the vats.

The wine is fermented in wooden vats after extremely cold maceration. The wines undergo malolactic fermentation in new French oak. 1,500 to 2,000 cases are produced.

Winery

Laforge

The single-vineyard Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classe Chateau Laforge, formerly known as Petit Mauvinon, was purchased in 1998 by Jonathan Maltus, owner of Chateau Teyssier.

The vines at Laforge are cropped low — around 30 hectolitres a hectare — four bunches to the vine (less than half the volume authorized by the Appellation), ensuring concentration. The soil is comprised of the three types that exist in Saint Emilion — sand, gravel, and clay over limestone. The vines that make up the gravel contribution are usually the first picked each year as the gravel retains heat throughout the night, allowing for earlier ripening.

Maltus produces eight Saint-Emilion wines, ranging from the estate wines Chateau Teyssier and Chateau Laforge, as well as limited-release single vineyard wines Le Dome, Le Carre, Les Asteries, and Vieux Chateau Mazerat. Maltus has also ventured into Napa Valley, with single-vineyard wines produced under the World's End label.