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Gérard Bertrand La Forgetext

Gérard Bertrand La Forge 2011

Corbières, Languedoc, Sud de France, FranceFrom the cellar. So, the last time GOW tasted this wine was in 2013. So wonderful to have a historical record from Stuart and Anthony from then, to taste this against now. La Forge is a four-hectare site at Domaine de Villemajou, in the middle of the Boutenac sub-appellation of Corbières. This is based on 100+ year old carignan vines, spiced with syrah. George Bertrand has said this is his favourite red, but don't let that colour your judgement. This leads with a graphite/herbal note, melting into ripe, dense, sunripened plum, blackberry jam, dried blueberry, running a plushly silken palate, gilded with alcohol (14.5), but still surprisingly bright with acidity. Drinking well now, and most especially with richer beef or root veg dishes.Tasted: 03 April 2020Tasted by: Prices:
80.00$0.00750mlrelease price
Producer: Gérard BertrandDistributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Blend: Carignan - SyrahCSPC: 193839UPC: 3514120106032