Review: Château Laroque 2010 (St Émilion)

A good year for Bordeaux despite not being from one of the most reputed of the Grand Cru Classé estates this was still highly enjoyable despite the rather bonkers 15% abv! On the nose black fruits dominated (cherry, plum and blackcurrant) with sweet vanilla spice and obvious smokiness from 18 months in oak. This was a relatively full bodied red with noticeable dusty tannins, warming alcohol and notes of mocha and liquorice supporting the fruit on the palate through its…

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