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2020 Château Laroque, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé

2020 Château Laroque, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé

2020 Château Laroque, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé

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£113.50 per case
Product Code: 101220220200600750
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One of our strongest-selling wines for the past two vintages (indeed we ran out of wine very fast indeed both times), nowadays Château Laroque consistently punches - and scores - well above its weight.

David Suire (of Château Beauséjour-Duffau-Lagarosse fame) and the team at Château Laroque have done it again in 2020, with a classy offering that shows all the richness and power of merlot in this right-bank friendly vintage, yet with an impressive freshness, notes of red fruit and a minerality on the finish one would expect to find in much pricier clarets.

Since 2015 M. Suire has been leading the estate in this direction, aiming for an ever-more elegant rendition of the estates superb fruit from the St Emilion limestone plateau, and it certainly is paying dividends.

Critic reviews:
"It has a very composed bouquet of blackberry, wild strawberry and crushed limestone scents, beautifully defined with very well integrated oak. You could just nose this all day. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit, blueberry and a judicious pinch of black pepper. This is very harmonious and as fresh as a daisy. Possibly the best Laroque that winemaker David Suire has overseen to date."
93-95 points, Neal Martin, Vinous

"Deep crimson but not impenetrable. Mellow, rather unflashy nose with well-integrated acidity and a certain mineral element. Really lively and fresh and rather sleeker than some of the more exhibitionistic St-Émilions. Obviously a long-term, and rather exciting, bet. Bone-dry finish and a fair amount of ripe tannin but not lean or drying, and with a persistent, silky finish. Rather sophisticated."
16.5pts, James Lawther MW, www.jancisrobinson.com

"This is really focused and linear with tight, minerally tannins that are polished and energetic. Its medium-to full-bodied with dark and blue fruit in the center palate. Long and focused."
94-95pts, James Suckling

*En Primeur - Please note, this wine is available En Primeur. The price shown is not inclusive of UK duty and VAT, which will be payable at the prevailing rate upon delivery from bond. It will be shipped in Spring - Summer 2023 and we'll contact you once they've arrived. View our helpful En Primeur guide here.
Region: /Bordeaux
Country: /France
Drink: /2027-2047
Unit: /Case of 6

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