2015 Laroque



This wine represents the first-ever En Primeur release from Château Laroque. And this was the first year with the incredibly respected and rising star David Suire at the helm, making this wine an intriguing prospect and in Neal Martin's words Château Laroque: "a name to follow in the future."

 

 

David Suire made a name for himself through his work with Nicolas Thienpont and Stephane Derenoncourt and is the winemaker at Beauséjour Duffau-Lagarrosse and Larcis Ducasse, extremely popular wines that in the 2015 vintage both received scores of 98-99 points from James Suckling.

 

Located in the heart of Saint-Emilion on the limestone plateau that made the region famous, Château Laroque is the largest and probably grandest estate in the area with a history spanning nine centuries and an average vine age of 40 years, but until this vintage the property has remained relatively unknown. But that is surely set to change with rave critic reviews in response to the sea change in quality:

 

"Clearly the best wine ever from here.", 94-95 points, James Suckling

 

"There is a level of depth and overall silkiness in this old-vine Saint-Émilion that is quite appealing. The 2015 is tasty and promising, even at this early stage.", 90-93 points, Antonio Galloni

 

"New winemaker David Suire (see Pavie-Macquin, Larcis-Ducasse, etc) has clearly had an impact on this Saint Émilion, and delivered a wine commensurate of its grand building. This will be a name to follow in the future.", 90-92 points, Neal Martin


David Suire himself says “Laroque 2015, the first vintage made by the new team, mirrors for us the beauty of the vintage on Saint-Emilion’s limestone soils. Incredibly perfumed and flavoursome. Sheer class, combining brooding potential and elegance.

 

This estate appears to have put itself firmly on the map as one to watch.

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Average critic rating : 92.75 points

90-93

90-93

The 2015 Laroque is a sumptuous, racy wine. Bright red stone fruit, plum, blood orange, mint and wild flowers are all pushed forward in this deceptively medium-bodied Saint-Émilion. The 10% Cabernet Franc makes a significant contribution to the wine's aromatic top register and bright, saline-infused finish. There is a level of depth and overall silkiness in this old-vine Saint-Émilion that is quite appealing. The 2015 is tasty and promising, even at this early stage. Apr 2016, www.Vinous.com

90-92

90-92

The 2015 Laroque is one of the grandest properties in Saint Émilion - an expansive vineyard with a château that would make most Left Bank properties look small. It has an attractive bouquet with dark black cherries, cassis and violets, well defined and with attractive, expressive Merlot that is kept under control. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grain tannin, well-judged acidity, cohesive in the mouth with black fruit, a touch of truffle and a pleasant saline finish. New winemaker David Suire (see Pavie-Macquin, Larcis-Ducasse etc) has clearly had an impact on this Saint Émilion, and delivered a wine commensurate of its grand building. This will be a name to follow in the future. Apr 2016, www.eRobertParker.com, Drink: 2019-2032

94-95

94-95

The purity of fruit in this is superb with blackberry and blueberry character. Rose petals and salt as well. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and a fresh and cool finish. Clearly the best wine ever from here. 89% Merlot with the rest in Cabernet Franc and a dash of Cabernet Sauvignon. Apr 2016, www.JamesSuckling.com

93-95

93-95

Powerful and ripe, this is a solid, serious wine. It has dark tannins that are integrated into the rich black fruits. The wood is filling the texture with spice and a touch of bitter chocolate. It will be a full, dense wine, lifted by its juicy acidity. Apr 2016, Roger Voss, www.wineenthusiast.com



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Laroque 2015
+£43.00     (+19.55%) Latest price:  £263.00
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