CHATEAU LAROQUE St EMILION 2018 (EN PRIMEUR)

pts
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
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Jeb Dunnuck
SKU
LRBX201810 UCAU
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750ml (Bottle)
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A magnificent Grand Cru Classa, Chateau Laroque shines bright, established on the most beautiful limestone terroir of the Saint-Emilion appellation, on the right bank of Bordeaux. With 61 hectares of vines planted on a a clay plateau upon a subsoil of limestones and fine blue clay-limestone, Chateau Laroque benefits from an exceptional terroir indeed. A great vintage in the Bordeaux region, 2018 was a wonderful success for the Grand Vin of the property. Made from a blend of Merlot (97%) and Cabernet Franc (3%), the Chateau Laroque 2018 is simply brilliant. Offering a pure expression of the limestone soils that are the signature of the great Saint-Emilion appellation, this vintage reveals beautiful floral and spicy aromas. A noble palate reveals great finesse and a very fresh saline minerality. A great vintage of Chateau Laroque.
A magnificent Grand Cru Classa, Chateau Laroque shines bright, established on the most beautiful limestone terroir of the Saint-Emilion appellation, on the right bank of Bordeaux. With 61 hectares of vines planted on a a clay plateau upon a subsoil of limestones and fine blue clay-limestone, Chateau Laroque benefits from an exceptional terroir indeed. A great vintage in the Bordeaux region, 2018 was a wonderful success for the Grand Vin of the property. Made from a blend of Merlot (97%) and Cabernet Franc (3%), the Chateau Laroque 2018 is simply brilliant. Offering a pure expression of the limestone soils that are the signature of the great Saint-Emilion appellation, this vintage reveals beautiful floral and spicy aromas. A noble palate reveals great finesse and a very fresh saline minerality. A great vintage of Chateau Laroque.

Scores & Reviews

95-97 / 100

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Laroque is a little closed to begin, slowly unfurling to reveal fragrant black cherries, wild blueberries and blackberry preserves scents with hints of crushed rocks, underbrush and violets plus a waft of Marmite toast. Full-bodied and jam-packed with bright, crunchy black and blue fruits, it has a firm line of ripe, fine-grained tannins and loads of freshness, finishing very long and layered. Impressive! Being aged in oak barriques, 50% new, the blend is 97% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc.

95-97 / 100

Jeb Dunnuck

A blend of 97% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc representing just 41% of the total production, the 2018 Château Laroque is still resting in barrels and oak tanks. Its deep purple color is followed by a classy bouquet of ripe black cherries, cassis, graphite, licorice, and crushed rocks. Deep, medium to full-bodied, with beautiful mid-palate and ripe, silky tannins, it's a beautiful success for the estate, which appears to be firing on all cylinders today thanks to the talented team of David Suire and Nicolas Thienpont!