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2006 Chateau Laforge

No need to wait on this one. It's ready to drink now. -- Plus ... it tied or beat out some of the most famous names in Bordeaux ... for a price far less! Take a look at just how well today's incredible find stacks up to some of the best in Bordeaux. All scores below are listed with ratings from Robert Parker and approx retail pricing. We have the Laforge available on presale today for just $44.99! That's quite a savings vs some of the other wines on this list!! 2006 Laforge (93 RP - We have on pre-sale today for $44.99!) 2006 Troplong-Mondot (93 RP - seen elsewhere for $110+) 2006 Le Pin (93 RP - seen elsewhere for $1700)2006 L'Evangile (93 RP - seen elsewhere for $130+) 2006 Petrus (93+RP - seen elsewhere for $2,000+) 2006 Pichon Baron (92 RP - seen elsewhere for $100+) 2006 Duhart Milon (92 RP - seen elsewhere for $90+) 2006 Grand Puy Lacoste (92 RP - seen elsewhere for $65) 2006 Clos Fourtet (91 RP - seen elsewhere for $59+) 2006 Malescot-St-Exupery - (91 RP - seen elsewhere for $54+) 2006 Leoville-Poyferre - (91 RP - seen elsewhere for $65+) 2006 Leoville-Barton (91 RP - seen elsewhere for $75) 2006 Carruades de Lafite (90 RP - seen elsewhere for $250+) 2006 Beychevelle (90 RP - seen elsewhere for $106+) On top of that, Robert Parker scored the 2006 Laforge within 1 point of famed wines like Chateau Margaux, Ducru Beaucaillou, and Cos d'Estournel! Previosuly, we offered out a terrific Bordeaux from the 2010 vintage that had a lot of our clients calling and asking for similar offers ... from a few vintages earlier. Going through the same special list where we discovered yesterday's offer, we noticed there was actually a second page with additional wines available for us to purchase. Within seconds, our eyes opened wide when we saw this. Jonathan Maltus turned out a tremendous 2006 here that is drinking incredible right now. This was a little under the radar as it was not originally reviewed by Robert Parker when he tasted many of the 2006's. However, a short time after, he tasted this vintage out of bottle and raved as you can see from the tasting notes above. This is a terrific example of how it is possible to find high end, premium Bordeaux that is ready to drink right away ... at a steal of a price! "From the bottle, the 2006 Laforge, which was not included in the February report, was rated 93. A brilliant wine for the vintage, it possesses sweet tannins, abundant fruit, and remarkable concentration and intensity for this vintage." -Robert Parker "Intense, fragrant, fleshy fruit, tobacco and green tea flavours, very attractive deep Merlot picked at perfect ripeness. 2010-18." -Four Stars; Steven Spurrier, Decanter Magazine "Since the acquisition additional vineyards have been purchased on both sandy and clay over limestone soils hugging the town of Saint Emilion. 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." "Green harvesting ensures that cropping is low. The grapes are harvested by hand and, after double-triage, are vinified in modern oak vats. The wine is subject to consistent lees suspension during ageing to enhance the body of the wine." -Winery This wine received 88 points from Stephen Tanzer from the International Wine Cellar and 87 points from the Wine Spectator. [+]