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Château Laroque 2022

Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe AOC

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  • 93-94, James Suckling, 2023
  • 15.5, Jancis Robinson, 2023
  • 97pts, Jane Anson, 2023
  • 93-95, Robert Parker, 2023
  • 92-94, Neal Martin, 2023
  • 92-94, Antonio Galloni- Vinous, 2023

With 93-94 points from James Suckling, Château Laroque is clear evidence that 2022 is a very promising vintage. Aged in new oak barrels for a year, Laroque has deeply seductive, crunchy black fruit depth, with great length, raciness and structure.

With 93-94 points from James Suckling, Château Laroque is clear evidence that 2022 is a very promising vintage. Aged in new oak barrels for a year, Laroque has deeply seductive, crunchy black fruit depth, with great length, raciness and structure.

Beyond the Label

Tasting notes

Layers of red fruit, cranberry, redcurrant with a spiced plum finish

Aroma

Blackcurrant, cherry and violet aromas with vanilla spice

Allergy information

Contains sulphites

Château Laroque 2022

More information

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  • 750.00 ml
  • 31 December, 2037

With 61 hectares of vineyard in total (only 27 used for the Grand Vin), Château Laroque is one of Saint-Émilion's larger estates. This takes nothing away from the quality however. That's clear from 94-95 points from James Suckling, who described it as, "A very classic Bordeaux with medium to full body, firm tannins and crunchy character, with a linear nature." Owned by the Beaumartin family, it was awarded Grand Cru Classé status in 1996. Merlot is, unsurprisingly, its speciality grape, with a little Cabernet Franc, and their Grand Vin receiving a year in oak. Half of that is new, which means the layers of firm tannins and vanilla oak spice are substantial, and just right for long ageing. Keep for a couple of years at least, ideally longer.

"Very classic Bordeaux, medium to full body, firm tannins and crunchy character, with a linear nature" James Suckling
93-94 points
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