2018 Laroque Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 6L
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JD 96 JL 95 WA 95 JS 94 JA 94 VN 94 WE 94 DC 92 WS 92
JD 96

jebdunnuck.com, March 2021

This estate is in a cool, limestone terroir on the eastern side of Saint- Emilion, and it's been firing on all cylinders over the past decade, in no small part due to the talented director, David Suire. The 2018 Château...
JL 95

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2021

With a good depth of color, the fleshy wine is rich, full-bodied, luscious and loaded with a myriad of dark red berries, black cherries and just a touch of blue fruit. Concentrated, opulent and silky, the finish really...
WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2021

The 2018 Laroque is composed of 97% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc, aged in 50% new barriques. The alcohol is 14.5% and the pH is 3.48. Deep garnet-purple colored, it bursts from the glass with flamboyant notes of stewed...
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, February 2021

Aromas of ripe blackcurrants, spiced cherries, cloves, praline, tea leaves and crushed gravel. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, tightly knit tannins and fresh acidity. Fleshy, chewy layers lead to a long, mineral...
JA 94

janeanson.com, September 2021

Among the oldest estates in St Emilion, dating back to the Middle Ages, this is pure restrained limestone, and stands as an excellent reflection of why this type of terroir worked so well in 2018. The ph for example, is...
VN 94

Vinous, March 2021

The 2018 Laroque fulfills the promise it showed from barrel last year. It has an irresistible bouquet of layered black cherry and blueberry fruit, fresh and lively with beautifully integrated oak. The palate is...
WE 94

Wine Enthusiast, September 2021

This well-textured, rich wine has a firm texture that promises a future of smoothness and concentration. Touches of vanilla from wood aging combine with ripe black-currant fruits in a wine that should be ready from 2026. ...
DC 92

Decanter, April 2021

The colour is deep and bright, the nose a little restrained but the pitch is fresh and there’s a good density of fruit. The signature of the limestone soils is clearly marked on the palate but the finesse of the tannins...
WS 92

Wine Spectator, March 2021

This has some frank ripeness with a mix of dark plum, loganberry and cherry paste flavors. They're integrated nicely though, with a sandalwood and dried anise spine for form through the refined finish. Best from 2022...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2018
Size 6L
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2018 Laroque Bordeaux Blend, a red wine that hails from the esteemed Saint Emilion region of Bordeaux, France. Crafted by the renowned producer Laroque, this wine embodies elegance, finesse, and a true expression of its terroir.

In the glass, the 2018 Laroque displays a deep garnet-purple hue that captivates the eye. Aromas of stewed black plums, Black Forest cake, and boysenberries immediately burst from the glass, accompanied by hints of candied violets, star anise, and unsmoked cigars. A playful waft of sassafras adds an intriguing touch to the aromatic profile.

On the palate, this Bordeaux Blend showcases a medium to full-bodied structure that is packed with juicy black fruits. Plush tannins provide a velvety texture, while a refreshing acidity uplifts the flavors and adds brightness. The wine lingers on the palate, leaving a fragrant and memorable finish.

The 2018 Laroque is predominantly composed of 97% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc, which contribute to its richness, depth, and complexity. Aged in 50% new barriques, this wine offers a harmonious integration of oak that enhances its character.

Renowned wine critics have praised the 2018 Laroque, with Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarding it an impressive score of 95 points. Lisa Perrotti-Brown describes the wine as flamboyant, with a palate packed with juicy black fruits and supported by plush tannins. James Suckling also bestows a score of 94 points, highlighting the ripe blackcurrants, spiced cherries, and fleshy, chewy layers that lead to a long, mineral finish.

Decanter rates the wine with 92 points, noting its deep and bright color, restrained nose, and good density of fruit. Vinous, another esteemed critic, awards the 2018 Laroque with 94 points, praising its layered black cherry and blueberry fruit, supple tannins, and spicy finish.

This wine truly embodies the essence of Saint Emilion and showcases the exceptional quality of the 2018 vintage. It is a wine that will continue to evolve and impress with age, making it a worthy addition to any wine enthusiast's collection.