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2008 Château Laforge

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November 15, 2020 - $32



92Robert M. Parker Jr.

...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...complex, concentrated style of wine is impeccably well-made.

91Wine Enthusiast

... Spicy, ripe and concentrated, this works well as a forward, fruity wine. The fruit balances easily with a measure of wood.

90James Suckling

... Blackberries and spices with hints tobacco on the nose. Full body, with sweet and fresh fruit on the finish. Polished and refined.

15Jancis Robinson


France, Bordeaux, St.-Émilion

Saint-Émilion is on the east side of the Dordogne River. At 13,400 acres it is one of Bordeaux’s largest appellations, and perhaps its most picturesque. It is also home to what has been called “the garagiste” movement of upstart, tradition-defying winemakers who produce artisanal wines in styles that are unconventional for the appellation. The village of Saint-Émilion dates from the middle ages and it sits on low hills, surrounded by ancient walls. Like its neighbor Pomerol, Saint-Émilion was not included in the famous Bordeaux classification system of 1855. But a century later a ranking system was put in place, and unlike the classification system for the Medoc, the Saint-Émilion system is reviewed every ten years, meaning that estates can be upgraded or downgraded. There are three rankings: Grand Cru Classé, Premier Grand Cru Classé B and Premier Grand Cru Classé A, with the final ranking being the best. Such legendary Saint-Émilion estates as Châteaux Ausone and Cheval-Blanc are Premier Grand Cru Classé A, along with Châteaux Pavie and Angélus, both added to the classification in 2012. Wines in this appellation are primarily Merlot, mixed with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.


2008 Château Laforge

...splendidly rich and concentrated, yet complex and classy. Top classed growth quality here. - Clive Coates, MW