Laroque 2018, St Emilion Grand Cru Classe – Case of 12 x 75cl En Primeur
This is really delicious with so much dark-berry and stone character. Full to medium body and super, integrated tannins. Bright and generous. One of the best from here. We will see if it is better than 2016 and 2015.
|Score: 93-94||James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, April 2019|
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Laroque is a little closed to begin, slowly unfurling to reveal fragrant black cherries, wild blueberries and blackberry preserves scents with hints of crushed rocks, underbrush and violets plus a waft of Marmite toast. Full-bodied and jam-packed with bright, crunchy black and blue fruits, it has a firm line of ripe, fine-grained tannins and loads of freshness, finishing very long and layered. Impressive!
|Score: 95-97||Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate|