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Château Laforge

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2023
91
With a spicy touch to the red fruits, incense, licorice, and flowers on the nose. Medium-bodied, fresh, bright, and fruity, the wine finishes with sweet black raspberries from start to finish. The wine blends 92% Merlot with 8% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2027-2039. 90-92 Pts.

With a spicy touch to the red fruits, incense, licorice, and flowers on the nose. Medium-bodied, fresh, bright, and fruity, the wine finishes with sweet black raspberries from start to finish. The wine blends 92% Merlot with 8% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2027-2039. 90-92 Pts.

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2022
92
Noticeably oaky in the nose, you quickly move to its chocolate-cherry, licorice, and plummy side in the perfume. On the palate, the wine is soft, round, fruity, and fresh, with polished tannins, and an easy to enjoy character. The wine blends 92% Merlot with 8% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2025-2037. 91-93 Pts.

Noticeably oaky in the nose, you quickly move to its chocolate-cherry, licorice, and plummy side in the perfume. On the palate, the wine is soft, round, fruity, and fresh, with polished tannins, and an easy to enjoy character. The wine blends 92% Merlot with 8% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2025-2037. 91-93 Pts.

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2021
90
Fresh, forward, and fruity, the wine is soft, creamy, vibrant and already focused on delivering its core of bright red fruits, peppery spice, savory herbs and toasty oak as soon as it hits the stores. The wine needs a bit of time to better integrate its oaky finish. Drink from 2025-2033.

Fresh, forward, and fruity, the wine is soft, creamy, vibrant and already focused on delivering its core of bright red fruits, peppery spice, savory herbs and toasty oak as soon as it hits the stores. The wine needs a bit of time to better integrate its oaky finish. Drink from 2025-2033.

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Flowers, smoke, plums and black raspberries, with a touch of espresso come through on the nose. Medium-bodied, soft, forward, fresh and polished on the palate, the wine will be easy to enjoy on release. The wine blends 92% Merlot with 8% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2023-2035. 89-91

Flowers, smoke, plums and black raspberries, with a touch of espresso come through on the nose. Medium-bodied, soft, forward, fresh and polished on the palate, the wine will be easy to enjoy on release. The wine blends 92% Merlot with 8% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2023-2035. 89-91

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2020
91
Leafy black cherries, licorice, espresso, and dried flowers come through in the nose while the medium-bodied palate is round, soft, polished, and fruity, leaving you with a luscious display of creamy, polished, dark red pit fruits. Drink from 2023-2040.

Leafy black cherries, licorice, espresso, and dried flowers come through in the nose while the medium-bodied palate is round, soft, polished, and fruity, leaving you with a luscious display of creamy, polished, dark red pit fruits. Drink from 2023-2040.

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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

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
92
Flowers, smoke, licorice, and cherry aromas permeate the perfume. Medium-bodied, vibrant, soft and fresh, the wine is forward, polished and lifted in the red berry filled, oak accented finish. You can enjoy this just about on release. Drink from 2023-2036.

Flowers, smoke, licorice, and cherry aromas permeate the perfume. Medium-bodied, vibrant, soft and fresh, the wine is forward, polished and lifted in the red berry filled, oak accented finish. You can enjoy this just about on release. Drink from 2023-2036.

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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

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
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.

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.

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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

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
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.

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.

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2016
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.

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.

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2015
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.

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.

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2014
89
Fresh, soft and round with a nice sweetness in a black raspberry, chocolate and mocha-tinged finish. 89-91 Pts

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
89
Using 92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 12.8% ABV 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

Using 92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 12.8% ABV 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
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

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
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

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
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

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
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

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
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

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

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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

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
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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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.

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2001
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.

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.

4,967 Views   Tasted