2017 Laroque

Laroque

92Average Score
Red
En Primeur
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Scores & Notes
Average Score
92
Critic Notes

45% of the crop, which comes mostly from limestone soils, went into this grand vin, which is composed of 99% Merlot with 1% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple, the 2017 Laroque simply sings of crushed blueberries, black cherries and black raspberries with touches of lilacs, Indian spices, unsmoked cigars, iron ore and espresso. Medium to full-bodied with wonderful concentration, firm, very finely pixelated tannins and superb freshness lifting the densely packed fruit, it has very long mineral-laced finish.

Score: 93-95/100Robert Parker

A tight and focused red with blueberry, stone and blackberry character. Medium body, lovely energy and fine tannins. Ends ever so precisely on the palate. 99% merlot and 1% cabernet franc.

Score: 91-92/100James Suckling

The 2017 Laroque has a nicely defined bouquet with scents of blackberry and cranberry, lilting in style, nothing pretentious but gaining clarity in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with light tannin compared to the 2016 last year. But this feels balanced with a smooth texture, moderate in terms of depth with a slightly saline finish.

Score: 88-90/100Neal MartinDrinking Window: 2021 - 2030
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Saint Emilion
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Saint Emilion
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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