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Château Laforge

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2020 Château Laforge  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Oak, smoke, cherries, licorice and incense permeate the nose, while the medium-bodied palate kicks in with its soft, fresh display of plums, kirsch, espresso and licorice. Forward, polished and close to ready to drink on release, give it 2-4 years and it should be even better. 90-92 Pts

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2019 Château Laforge  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

Flowers and fruit work well here on the nose. Full-bodied, round and fruity, with lift and a strong oak presence on the palate, the wine leaves you with blackberries and plums in the finish. If the wood integrates, this will be a better wine. 91-93 Pts

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2018 Château Laforge  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

Licorice, smoke, chocolate and plums open the wine and carry through from the nose to the palate. The wine is juicy, silky, round and sweet with layers of cherries and silky tannins. The wine was produced from blending 92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc. 92 Points

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Charcoal, black raspberry and vanilla bean aromas open the wine. From there, you'll move to a medium-bodied, elegant, polished wine with a nice note of fresh blackberries and licorice in the finish. The wine was produced from blending 92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc.91-93 Pts

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2017 Château Laforge  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Smoke, licorice and dark red berries are at the core of the wine. On the palate, the wine is medium bodied, fresh, sweet, soft and just a bit spicy. Give this just a few years and it should be showing quite well. The wine was produced from blending 92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc. Due to the frost, production is down by 30% here this year. 91 Points

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2016 Château Laforge  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

From a blend of 82% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc, licorice, espresso, smoke, wet earth and red fruits open the perfume. Medium/full bodied with round, polished tannins, black cherries and oak on the palate, the finish reveals layers of juicy black fruits and more oak. If the wood integrates, this will be a better wine. 91 Points

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2015 Château Laforge  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

Using 92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc, this wine shows a spicy, stony, earthy, silky character, with ripe, dark fruits and a spicy, anise-filled finish. 92 Points

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2014 Château Laforge  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 89

Fresh, soft and round with a nice sweetness in a black raspberry, chocolate and mocha-tinged finish. 89-91 Pts

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2013 Château Laforge  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 89

Using 92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 12.8% alcohol and delivers an aromatic profile of coffee bean, smoke and plum. The wine is soft, smooth, open and fleshy. The finish is a bit too short, else this is a very nice wine. 88-90 Pts

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2012 Château Laforge  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

Blending 92% Merlot with 8% Cabernet Franc, the wine opens with black cherry, cocoa and fennel. Medium-bodied with a short, mineral-driven blackberry finish. 89-91 Pts

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2011 Château Laforge  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

With good color, notes of espresso bean and black cherry lead to ripe, sweet licorice and black cherry with strong coffee tones in the round finish. 90-91 Pts

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2010 Château Laforge  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

Laforge, which takes its name from the trade of a former owner who was a blacksmith, is produced from 92% merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc. Licorice, spicy blackberry and earth aromas, medium/full bodied, round textures and a finish filled with chocolate covered black cherries. 90-93 Pts

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2009 Château Laforge  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

2009 Laforge, which takes its name from the trade of a former owner who was a blacksmith, is deeply colored. With licorice, blackberry, and coffee notes, this full bodied, richly textured wine finishes with fennel and dark berry flavors. 90-92 Pts

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2008 Château Laforge  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Black cherry, spice, coffee bean, earth and blackberry aromas. In the mouth, this full bodied, earthy, round wine ends with a melange of spicy red and black fruits 91 Points

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08 Château Laforge comes from three different terroirs with unique soil types of clay, sand, and limestone. With 91% merlot and 9% cabernet franc, it offers an oak, fennel, spice, and black fruit nose. Supple and open, the wine finishes with lush black fruits. 90-92 Pts

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2005 Château Laforge  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Nice wine, that is showing just a bit of rusticity that rides on top of the ripe, juicy, dark red fruits, licorice, espresso, earth, plum and cocoa. A bit of air helps. 91 Points

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Drinking at close to peak maturity, the wine is full bodied, round, soft and polished, with a smoky, licorice, dark chocolate and black cherry center, that carries through to the finish. Popped and poured, was all it needed. There is no reason for further aging. 92 Points

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Popped and poured, and allowed to open in the glass for 20 minutes, before taking a look at the wine. On the nose, flowers, licorice, smoke, subtle oak aromas and dark plums can be found. On the palate, the wine is round and soft in texture. The sweet, juicy, plums, boysenberry, stone and hint of chocolate says this ready to go. But the finish is a tad short, with dusty tannins in the end note. This is probably fully mature and will be at its best over the next 8-10 years. 92 Points

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Tobacco, plum, spice, licorice, earth and fresh blackberry aromas mesh well with the round, soft textures and the long, spicy, black cherry filled finish. 92 Points

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This shows an oak, smoke and jammy black fruit nose. Rich, ripe and fun to drink with soft tannins and a black fruit, licorice and chocolate tinged finish. 2,000 cases produced. 92 Points

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2001 Château Laforge  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 85

The Debut vintage for this wine showed tobacco, jam, smoke, coca and mint scents. Already past its prime, the wine ends with a candied cherry finish. Starting with the 2005 vintage, the wine has shown definite improvements. 85 Points

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