2022 Ch Laroque Grand Cru St Emilion - 6x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Laroque
  • Region St Emilion
  • Drinking 2027 - 2042
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur

2022 - Ch Laroque Grand Cru St Emilion - 6x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Laroque
  • Region St Emilion
  • Drinking 2027 - 2042
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur
Case price: £146.00 In Bond
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  • Neal Martin, April 2023, Score: 92-94

    The 2022 Laroque was picked at 41hL/ha between 14 and 30 September, representing 45% of the total production. It has a clean and precise bouquet with brambly red fruit, hints of liquorice and iodine. Quite voluptuous in style, though thankfully, it retains delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent ripe red fruit. Fine structure, very supple in the mouth. The lightly spiced finish comes across just a little sweeter than I would have liked, prompting me to be a bit more cautious with my score than I otherwise might have been. Drink 2029-2045

  • Wine Advocate, April 2023, Score: 93-95

    Another impressive performance from this estate, the 2022 Laroque offers up aromas of sweet berries, violets, iris and exotic spices, followed by a medium to full-bodied, layered palate with a rich core of fruit that's framed by lively acids, concluding with a taut, chalky finish. Once again, it's the result of a strict selection that sees only 45% of the production released as the grand vin.

  • Antonio Galloni, April 2023, Score: 92-94

    The 2022 Laroque is bright, focused and full of energy. In this vintage, Laroque is especially refined. Dark plum, graphite, licorice, spice, lavender and mocha are nicely laced together in this gracious, finely cut Saint-Émilion. Bright saline accents lend notable brightness throughout.

  • Goedhuis, April 2023, Score: 93-95

    With 27 hectares of Grand Cru Classé vineyards sited next to the deep, clay-rich soils of neighbouring Troplong Mondont, Ch Laroque certainly has the terroir to make great wines, and in 2022 they have turned out an elegantly assured example. Brimming with bright, wild blackcurrant, morello cherries, wafts of cloves and cedar. On the palate this is succulent and sweet from the ripe juicy black fruit, with an impressive balancing tart edge to the mid palate. The fine chalky tannins are tucked neatly underneath the fruit. A solidly impressive offering.

  • James Suckling, April 2023, Score: 93-94

    A very classic Bordeaux with medium to full body, firm tannins and crunchy character, with a linear nature. Currants and blackberries. Sandalwood, too. Fresh.

  • Jane Anson, April 2023, Score: 97

    You just know that this estate is well placed to succeed in the vintage, and this really does walk the line of ripeness and salinity, such gorgeous definition and vivid energetic fruit. Stretches out through the palate also, has a relaxed confidece to it that is quite unusual in such a full--on vintage. Really impressive, Beaumartin family, David Suire director.

Producer

Château Laroque

Region

St Emilion

South of Pomerol lies the medieval, perched village of St Emilion. Surrounding St Emilion are vines that produce round, rich and often hedonistic wines. Despite a myriad of soil types, two main ones dominate - the gravelly, limestone slopes that delve down to the valley from the plateau and the valley itself which is comprised of limestone, gravel, clay and sand. Despite St Emilion's popularity today, it was not until the 1980s to early 1990s that attention was brought to this region. Robert Parker, the famous wine critic, began reviewing their Merlot-dominated wines and giving them hefty scores. The rest is history as they say. Similar to the Médoc, there is a classification system in place which dates from 1955 and outlines several levels of quality. These include its regional appellation of St Emilion, St Emilion Grand Cru, St Emilion Grand Cru Classé and St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, which is further divided into "A" (Ausone and Cheval Blanc) and "B" (including Angélus, Canon, Figeac and a handful of others). To ensure better accuracy, the classification is redone every 10 years enabling certain châteaux to be upgraded or downgraded depending on on the quality of their more recent vintages.