Château Laforge, Saint Émilion Grand Cru

Bordeaux, France   |  Smooth Red   |  Cabernet Franc, Merlot   |  2011
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1 x 750ml
6 x 750ml
Special Price £198.00 Regular Price £214.20
12 x 750ml
Special Price £396.00 Regular Price £428.40

"The vines are cropped low – around 30 hectolitres. The soil/terroir is the three types that exist in Saint Emilion – sand, gravel, and clay over limestone. The vines are pruned on the double guyot system. The grapes are handpicked into small trays before transfer to the winery. On arrival at the winery the grapes are double sorted, destemmed, crushed then after a period of cold maceration, the wine is fermented in wooden vats. The wines undergo malolactic fermentation in new French oak, and are barrel-aged in an air-conditioned cellar at 16 °C. The 2011 has been at it’s apogée for a couple of years now with a complex, fully developed bouquet and palate bursting with fruit and round supple tannins." Jonathan Maltus

"This 2,500-case blend from three separate St.-Emilion terroirs is composed of 92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc. Copious aromas of graphite, sweet black currant and black cherry fruit intermixed with notions of underbrush, forest floor, camphor and Asian spice emerge from this complex, medium to full-bodied 2011. Loaded with color, fruit and surprisingly silky extract, it should drink well for 10+ years." 90-93 pts, Robert M. Parker, Jr. (April 2012)

"The fruit is still really pronounced with copious amounts of blackcurrant, black plum, bramble and sweet black cherry along with notions of vanilla, forest floor, tar, liquorice and leather. Silky on the palate which comes to its conclusions on the long meaty, feral finish. Very complex for its rather modest price point for a Grand Cru Bordeaux! Classy." Angus, Wine Guru

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  Bottle size 750
  Duty Paid / In Bond Duty Paid
  Vintage 2011
  Country France
  Region Bordeaux
  Grape Cabernet Franc, Merlot
  Wine Type Red wines
  Wine Style Smooth Red
  Winemaking Sustainable farming
  Oak Mildly Oaked
  Drinkability Early in drinking window
  Sweetness Dry
  Food Match Indulgence - Truffles, Occasions - Barbecue, Red Meat - Beef bourguignon, Red Meat - Pork Belly, Red Meat - Roast Lamb

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