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 relatively long finish. Good quality but a touch overpriced in my opinion.  (Available at Waitrose for just shy of £30)

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  1. tommo

    A nice Bordeaux I’m sure. But 30 quid? Not sure about that. I won’t be trying it at that price.

  2. sams01

    you are paying for the fact its St Emilion and a Grand Cru Classe and I totally agree its a tad steep, if you like Bordeaux look for Cru Bourgeois (effectively lesser known estates outside of the 1855 classification) – these are generally good quality and value for money. I usually review wines in the £8-£15 price bracket but happened to have this one that I wanted to drink!

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