2009 Laforge Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 96
  • JS 92
  • IWC 92
  • WS 90

Reviews for 2009 Laforge Bordeaux Blend

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
From proprietor Jonathan Maltus this blend of three terroirs two on sand and one on gravel is a blend of 92% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc. About 2000 cases are produced and the prodigious 2009 is the finest vintage... From proprietor Jonathan Maltus this blend of three terroirs two on sand and one on gravel is a blend of 92% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc. About 2000 cases are produced and the prodigious 2009 is the finest vintage to date. Inky blue/purple with notes of licorice camphor black truffle blackberry and blueberry this full-bodied wine has massive concentration yet at the same time displays elegance and harmony. The equilibrium and 60+-second length make for a huge massive but incredibly well-balanced wine like a shadow of the proprietor himself. Drink it over the next 15 or more years.
JS 92
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2012
Blueberries and sandalwood on the nose. Full body with super fine and silky tannins. They are fine and compressed. Try in 2017.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2012
(old-vines merlot with a bit of cabernet franc): Bright deep ruby-red. Blackcurrant blackberry licorice mocha and dark chocolate. Densely packed sweet and deep with noteworthy energy to the black fruit mineral and... (old-vines merlot with a bit of cabernet franc): Bright deep ruby-red. Blackcurrant blackberry licorice mocha and dark chocolate. Densely packed sweet and deep with noteworthy energy to the black fruit mineral and bitter chocolate flavors. Still tightly coiled for a Right Bank 2009 for all its plushness of texture. The slowly building finish is concentrated and long.
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2012
A solid modern style with a core of fresh raspberry and blackberry fruit liberally inlaid with toasty spice and anise notes. Stays juicy and inviting through the finish. Drink now through 2018. 2000 cases made. -JM
JJB 93
Neil Mechanic - JJ Buckley, November 2012
Concentrated inky purple at the core. Creamy oak briary blackberry and cassis mingle on the nose with undertones of vanilla cigar box and lead pencil. Fresh blackcurrant notes come forth on entry along with dried herbs... Concentrated inky purple at the core. Creamy oak briary blackberry and cassis mingle on the nose with undertones of vanilla cigar box and lead pencil. Fresh blackcurrant notes come forth on entry along with dried herbs licorice and tobacco on the on the mid-palate. Beautifully textured with fresh acidity and a lengthy finish the tannins have softened enough to make this very pleasurable now or cellar and enjoy for the next 10-15 years.