2021 Laroque Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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WA 95 VN 95 JS 94 DC 93 JA 93 JD 93 JL 93
WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2022

(WA 92-95 points) The 2021 Laroque is very promising indeed, and winemaker David Suire and I agree that it is likely to surpass the estate's 2018 vintage in quality. Unwinding in the glass with aromas of sweet berries...
VN 95

Vinous, May 2022

(VN 93-95 points) The 2021 Laroque is a standout. Bright and racy, with tremendous persistence, Laroque stakes its claim as Saint-Émilion's brightest rising star. Bright limestone accents run through a core of...
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, May 2022

(JS 93-94 points) A medium-bodied, elegant and fresh red with fine and silky tannins. Fresh acidity. Balanced and perfumed already with vibrant raspberry, blackberry and bark notes. Very citrusy. Linear and bright.
DC 93

Decanter, April 2022

Great aromatics on the nose. Supple and generous on the palate, this has a spring it its step with crushed velvet tannis, bright fruit that has a gentle roundness to it and such lifted freshness giving this a lovely cool...
JA 93

janeanson.com, April 2022

This is juicy, mouthwatering, has a pumice-stone limestone texture and a slow unrolling of plum and raspberry fruits and smoked spices while maintaining grip. They have been making great wine here over recent vintages...
JD 93

jebdunnuck.com, June 2022

(JD 91-93+ points) From an estate that continues to fire on all cylinders, the 2021 Château Laroque checks in as just about all Merlot (there's a splash of Cabernet Franc) that's pulled from just 45% of the total...
JL 93

TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2020

(91-93 points) With nice color, the wine already shows flowers, licorice, dark red pit fruits, and just a hint of chocolate. Soft, polished and fresh, with sweet, juicy, black cherries and silky tannins, and plenty of...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2021
Size 750ML
Closure Cork

Step into the world of Bordeaux with the exquisite 2021 Laroque. This red wine, hailing from the renowned region of Saint Emilion in Bordeaux, France, is a true testament to the artistry and craftsmanship of winemaker David Suire. With its medium to full-bodied profile, seamless texture, and exceptional concentration, this wine has already garnered high praise from esteemed critics and experts.

In the glass, the 2021 Laroque reveals a deep, enticing red color that captures the essence of its Bordeaux heritage. The nose is a symphony of aromas, with sweet berries, plums, and cherries taking center stage. These vibrant fruit notes are beautifully framed by a discreet patina of new oak, adding depth and complexity to the bouquet.

On the palate, this Bordeaux blend showcases impeccable balance and finesse. The wine dances across the tongue with lively acidity and ripe, melting tannins that caress the palate. It is a harmonious union of 99% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc, sourced from vines that are more than 50 years old. This blend represents 45% of the estate's production, highlighting the exceptional quality and care that goes into every bottle of Laroque.

Critics have been quick to recognize the brilliance of the 2021 Laroque. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awards it an impressive 95 points, with reviewer William Kelley predicting that it will surpass the estate's acclaimed 2018 vintage. James Suckling praises its elegance and freshness, awarding it a score of 94 points. Decanter describes the wine as supple, generous, and charming, with great aromatics and a delightful coolness throughout. These accolades are further reinforced by Jeff Leve, Jane Anson, Jeb Dunnuck, and Vinous, all of whom score the wine in the low to mid-90s.

The 2021 Laroque is a wine that promises to captivate both connoisseurs and newcomers to Bordeaux alike. Its exquisite craftsmanship, vibrant fruit flavors, and elegant structure make it a true standout among its peers. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future enjoyment, this wine is a testament to the rich winemaking traditions of Saint Emilion and a true gem in any wine collection.