Château Laroque, Grand Cru Classé, St Émilion
    Château Laroque

    Château Laroque, Grand Cru Classé, St Émilion,



    Château Laroque, Grand Cru Classé, St Émilion, 2014

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Château Laroque, Grand Cru Classé, St Émilion, 2014
    Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
    There is such incredible balance to this wine, with deftly expressed black and blue fruits, espresso, liqourice and cocoa bean shavings, all delivered slowly but surely through the palate, held in by sculpted tannins, and wet stone texture. This is my biggest upscore from En Primeur - I noted at the time that it was extremely closed, but it is now showing its incredible potential, and is a great value wine. David Suire director, owners Beaumartin family, 61ha of vines.
    Date Reviewed:
    Drinking Window:
    2025 - 2040
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent
    A blend of 99% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc, the 2020 Laroque is deep garnet-purple in color. A little subdued to begin, offering subtle notes of crushed rocks and damp soil, it opens out to a core of ripe black and red plums and fresh blackberries, plus a fragrant waft of lilacs. The full-bodied palate is bursting with taut, muscular black fruits and amazing tension, framed by ripe, rounded tannins, and finishing with great length and depth.
    Date Reviewed:
    Drinking Window:
    2028 - 2058
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2020 Laroque has a nose that has closed down a little since bottling, though the quality still shines through with blackberry and raspberry fruit, undergrowth, rose petals and light orange rind aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, sweet and candied with a plush finish. It just needs a little more grip and sapidity, though that should emerge with bottle age. Impressive.
    Date Reviewed:
    Drinking Window:
    2027 - 2047


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    Château Laroque

    Château Laroque

    David Suire’s Laroque is an outstanding St Emilion, which for the time being is still a relative bargain. Not many clarets at just over £20 per bottle can boast scores in the mid-nineties, yet Laroque has achieved this feat in three consecutive vintages:2018, 2019 and 2020. The wines are concentrated, but not overblown, with a real sense of harmony and balance. Although it is a huge estate, only about half of the production makes it into the grand vin.

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