Aromas of blueberries, minerals and flowers on the nose. Full body, with juicy, silky tannins and a fruity finish. A straight forward 2009 St. Emilon. Try in 2016. James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
James SucklingScore: 90/100
Blueberry and mineral aromas follow through to a medium body, with fine tannins and a medium finish
Wine SpectatorScore: 88-91/100
Tasted at Chateau Angelus. This has a very ripe, apricot, fig and black cherry scented nose that has noticeable warm alcohol. Very plush and with a lot of creamy new oak. The palate is very supple and rounded on the entry, slightly lower acidity than others, harmonious with supple black cherry, boysenberry and date. lush and generous towards the finish. Tasted March 2010.
Neal MartinScore: 88-90/100
A fruity, elegant, soft St.-Emilion meant to be consumed over the next 6-8 years, the 2009 Laroze exhibits sandy, loamy soil notes intermixed with hints of roasted herbs, sweet black cherries, and currants. This easy-going wine will have broad appeal. (Tasted once.) Wine Advocate.April, 2010
Robert ParkerScore: 86-88/100