Tours de Laroque Saint-Émilion 2018 Bottle size: 750ml

France, Bordeaux
R425
In stock
(36 In Stock)

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91
JS
‘A firm, fruity red with plum, chocolate and walnut aromas and flavors. Medium body. Fine tannins. Drinkable now, but better in 2023.’ – James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, 91/100

‘Lots of crunchy red and blue fruits, leafy herbs, chocolate, and earth nuances emerge from the 2018 Les Tours De Laroque. Medium-bodied, it has a nicely concentrated, elegant texture, integrated acidity, and a great finish. This vibrant, fresh, yet concentrated second wine will benefit from just short-term bottle age and keep for a decade.’ – Jeb Dunnuck, 90/100

‘The 2018 Les Tours de Laroque is fresh, fruity and supple, all of which make it a terrific choice for drinking now and over the next handful of years. This tasty second wine from Laroque is all charm. 2021-2028’ – Antonio Galloni, Vinous, 89/100

‘Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 Les Tours de Laroque features open-knit scents of juicy red and black plums, mulberries and black raspberries with wafts of potpourri and spice cake. The medium to full-bodied palate is soft, refreshing and ready for business, sporting loads of red and blackberry flavors and finishing with a spicy kick. This is a blend of 96% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, coming in at 14.35% alcohol and a pH of 3.57. 2021-2028’ – Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate, 88/100

More Information
Condition New
Winemaker David Suire
Alcohol 14.5%
Body Medium-bodied
Blend information 96% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Bordeaux Blend
Rating JS 91
Producer information Laroque is Saint-Émilion's largest property, but the real value lies beneath the surface – in its variation of red, blue, and fine clay combined with limestone – as well as in its extraordinary vines. The '70s and '80s saw a drive among the Bordelais to bring in new, earlier ripening clones that could handle the cooler, wetter climate from preceding decades. Laroque didn't plant any of these clones and so the vineyards are still made up of massal selection*** vines, older than 50 years on average, and some dating back to the 1930s! The combination of limestone variations and a truly unique genetic old-vine heritage results in wines of incredible precision, depth, and structure.
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