2021 Laroque Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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REVIEWS

VN 94 DC 93 JS 93 JA 93 JD 93 JL 93 WA 92
VN 94

Vinous, February 2024

The 2021 Laroque is classy, elegant and polished. A wine of stature and breeding, Laroque is a quintessentially finessed Saint-Émilion. Silky tannins wrap around a core of dark cherry, plum, spice, new leather, licorice...
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...
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, December 2023

Spiced red cherries, plums, graphite, cocoa powder and a touch of mineral. Medium-bodied palate with fine, silky tannins and a juicy, nuanced finish. Elegant and polished. Drink now but can hold, too. - Zekun Shuai
JA 93

janeanson.com, November 2023

Well-judged clove, sage and anis spice lifts this above the average in the 2021 lineup, and there are delicous black tea, spiced plum and blueberry fruits. Clear grip and limestone character. A success in the vintage, but...
JD 93

jebdunnuck.com, April 2024

The 2021 Château Laroque is another seamless, elegant wine from this larger château that readers will love. Based on just about 100% Merlot (I think there's a small amount of Cabernet Franc) brought up in 50% new oak, its...
JL 93

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2024

Dried flowers, forest floor, licorice, cocoa, wild cherries, black raspberries and strawberries define the aromatic profile. On the palate, the wine is supple, creamy, fresh, and most importantly, pure with the essence of...
WA 92

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2024

(92+ points) The 2021 Laroque opens in the glass with aromas of dark, minty berries, orange zest and toasty oak, followed by a medium to full-bodied, fleshy and layered palate with a sweet core of fruit, supple tannins...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2021
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

The 2021 Chateau Laroque Bordeaux Blend from the Saint Emilion sub-region of Bordeaux, France, is a red wine produced by Laroque, with a composition primarily of Merlot (99%) and a small amount of Cabernet Franc (1%). This wine, sealed with a cork, has an alcohol content of 13.5%.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, through reviewer William Kelley, awarded the wine 92 points and praised its "aromas of dark, minty berries, orange zest, and toasty oak," noting its "medium to full-bodied, fleshy, and layered palate with a sweet core of fruit, supple tannins, and a long, mineral finish." Kelley suggests that the wine’s low-pH profile indicates it will benefit from some bottle aging.

James Suckling's review by Zekun Shuai, which also scored the wine 93 points, highlighted its "spiced red cherries, plums, graphite, cocoa powder, and a touch of mineral." Shuai described the palate as "medium-bodied with fine, silky tannins and a juicy, nuanced finish," calling the wine "elegant and polished," and recommending it for immediate drinking, while noting it can also be held for future enjoyment.

Decanter’s review, which also gave it 93 points, focused on the wine's "great aromatics on the nose" and described it as "supple and generous on the palate" with "crushed velvet tannins, bright fruit, and lifted freshness." The review commended its "clean, pure, delicate, and long" strawberry and raspberry fruit profile, emphasizing its "lively and charming" nature.

Jeff Leve from TheWineCellarInsider.com also rated the wine 93 points, highlighting its "dried flowers, forest floor, licorice, cocoa, wild cherries, black raspberries, and strawberries" aroma. Leve described the palate as "supple, creamy, fresh, and most importantly, pure," with "soft, silky tannins" and a "lingering taste."

Jane Anson's review, which also scored the wine 93 points, noted its "well-judged clove, sage, and anis spice," and described the fruit as "spiced plum and blueberry," with "clear grip and limestone character." Anson noted the wine’s success in the vintage despite the "cool vintage character."

Jeb Dunnuck awarded the wine 93 points, calling it "seamless and elegant," with a "lively, fresh nose of cassis and berry fruit interwoven with spring flowers, violets, and obvious minerality." Dunnuck praised its "purity of fruit," "polished tannins," and "remarkable sense of finesse and elegance."

Vinous, with Antonio Galloni as the reviewer, gave the highest score of 94 points, describing the wine as "classy, elegant, and polished." Galloni noted its "silky tannins" and a balanced core of "dark cherry, plum, spice, new leather, licorice, and menthol."

Overall, the 2021 Chateau Laroque has received high praise across multiple reviews, being characterized as an elegant, polished, and finely balanced wine with a promising future.