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2009 Château Laforge, St Emilion

2009 Château Laforge, St Emilion

Ref: BORD0972
Red  |  Still  |  13.5% ABV


Jonathan Maltus's father was an expatriate working for Standard Chartered bank in Africa, which is where Jonathan grew up. Having had a successful career in the oil industry Jonathan bought Château Teyssier in St Emilion in the 1990s. Acquisitive and ever-keen to experiment, Jonathan has met with adulation and criticism in seemingly equal doses. His top wine is Le Dôme, the St Emilion with the highest proportion of Cabernet Franc from a vineyard near Château Angélus. He added a neighbouring vineyard from whcih he makes a wine called Vieux Château Mazerat. In addition, he produces wine under the following labels, all St Emilion: Les Astéries; Le Carré; Laforge, and, of course, Teyssier. In addition, he makes a white wine called Nardian.

Single Bottle
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Case of 12 Bottles
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duty paid price: £614.45
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  • Wine Details
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Wine Details
Wine Details
AppellationAppellation: St Emilion
Old or New WorldOld/New World: Old World
CountryCountry: France
RegionRegion: Bordeaux
ColourColour: Red
StyleStyle: Still
ABV% ABV: 13.5%
Drink DatesDrink Dates: 2017-2024
MaturityMaturity: Ready to Drink
SweetnessSweetness: 1
Grape VarietyGrape Variety: Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes

A rich and dense modern nose. Hints of the wood frame the floral, black cherry fruit. Chocolate intervenes. Rich and cool and a touch creamy, but this is structured from the front, with very fine tacky rich tannins leading to fresh, grippy persistence. Long and parallel and lovely. Bowes Wine original note

Sweetness Explained
Sweetness Explained


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Location Explained
Location Explained


AVAILABLE: Currently lying in our storage at London City Bond Dinton Woods 
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Pricing Information
Pricing Information


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