Red Wine

Chateau Laforge Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2010


Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, France

750ml |13.5% ABV 

Grape Varietals: 92% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc

The six-hectare vineyard of the Saint-Emilion Grand Cru uniquely draws together the three terroirs of the Saint Emilion Appellation. Around ninety percent of the vineyard is composed of old-vine Merlot with the rest being Cabernet Franc. The result is Chateau Laforge – a substantial wine with a rich purple color, elegant, and memorable.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 94 Points

Showing slightly better from bottle than barrel (and it performed admirably there), the 2010 Laforge emerges from three major soil types in St.-Emilion – gravel, sand and hard limestone. It is largely a Merlot-based wine, with only about 8% Cabernet Franc added in. A big, forceful, classic, full-bodied St.-Emilion with sensational depth, the 2010 displays plenty of black fruit, hints of incense, graphite, and forest floor, and perhaps even a suggestion of black truffle. It is deep, full-bodied, opulently textured, yet the tannic structure comes through in the finish. This is another sensational effort from proprietor Jonathan Malthus. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2032.

 

Wine Spectator 91 Points

Solid, with linzer torte and cassis notes woven together and lined with a sappy melted licorice note. Plenty of sweet spice fills in on the finish, which is dense but caressing in feel overall. Best from 2014 through 2024.

 

James Suckling 91 Points

Fruity and straightforward. Full and velvety. Beautiful layers of tannins and fruit.

Wine Enthusiast 90 Points

Smoky ripe fruit, big and bold fruit with some firm tannins. The wine is packed with ripe berry fruits.

Any type of steak makes for a classic pairing. Equally welcome with these wines would be beef brisket, pot roast, braised lamb or smoked duck.

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