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Bordeaux 2021: A round up of some “best value” wines of 2021
26 May 2022

We don’t know much about Laroque, but we do know we like their wines. A chance encounter with the 2018 opened our eyes to this St Émilion, described by Antonio Galloni as the appellation’s “brightest rising star”. David Suire, who worked for many years with Nicolas Thienpont is doing a tremendous job, crafting wines of intensity and class, which for the time being offer exceptional value. We echo Mr Galloni’s sentiments, “don’t miss it”!

The 2021 Laroque is very promising indeed, and winemaker David Suire and I agree that it is likely to surpass the estate's 2018 vintage in quality. Unwinding in the glass with aromas of sweet berries, plums and cherries, framed by a discreet patina of new oak, it's medium to full-bodied, seamless and complete, with excellent concentration, lively acids and ripe, melting tannins. A blend of 99% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc, it represents 45% of the estate's production and derives from vines more than 50 years old. 92-95/100” – William Kelley, The Wine Advocate

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