Tasting Note: 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. Score - 94. (Robert Parker Jr., robertparker.com, Feb. 27, 2013)
|Sugar/Sweetness||XD - Extra Dry|
|Sub Category||Bordeaux Red|
|Tags||Bordeaux Red, Full-bodied & Smooth|
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