2008 Laforge Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WA 92
  • WE 91
  • JS 90

Reg: $44.94

$29.94

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Reg: $44.94

$29.94

This product is
out of stock

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WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
A sleeper of the vintage the classic 2008 Laforge offers up notes of Christmas fruitcake black cherries cedar and spice in its evolved aromatics. In the mouth it is elegant and medium-bodied with good acidity and... A sleeper of the vintage the classic 2008 Laforge offers up notes of Christmas fruitcake black cherries cedar and spice in its evolved aromatics. In the mouth it is elegant and medium-bodied with good acidity and outstanding depth. This is complex concentrated style of wine is impeccably well-made. Drink it over the next 7-8 years.
WE 91
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, April 2011
Chocolate and ripe black fruits go with a lively, spicy acidity that gives the wine a great lift. It is lively and concentrated.
JS 90
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, December 2010
This is better than I remember. Blackberries and spices with hints tobacco on the nose. Full body, with sweet and fresh fruit on the finish. Polished and refined. Best after 2012.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2008
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork
Viticulture method Sustainable

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.