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Chateau Laroque, Grand Cru Classe 2016

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Chateau Laroque, Grand Cru Classe 2016

6 in stock

$102.00

6 in stock

Country: France
Region: Bordeaux, Saint Emilion
Wine Style: Red - Elegant & Light
Grape Varietal: 95% Merlot, 4.5% Cabernet Franc, 0.5% Cabernet Sauvignon

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93
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94
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Description/ Tasting Notes

Medium to deep garnet-purple coloured, reveals a beautiful core of redcurrants, Morello cherries, wild blueberries and fresh plums with touches of lilacs, oolong tea, chargrill, bay leaves and yeast extract plus a hint of wet slate. Medium to full-bodied, taut and finely textured with ripe, grainy tannins, it has bold freshness cutting through the densely packed red and black fruit layers, finishing on a lingering mineral note.

Winery Info/ Brand



Château Laroque, with its mighty 12th century tower, is an imposing feature in the Saint-Emilio area. Located to the south of the village of Saint-Christophe-des-Bardes, the estate appears as a defensive stronghold watching over Saint Emilion. Built on a plateau of limestone rock, from which the estate took its name, this outstanding location has been owned by several families, each one of them making their contribution and imparting an added touch of soul to the place.

Region Info/ Origin



Saint-Emilion is a charming medieval village located in the heart of the famous Bordeaux wine area. It is a unique site where world-famous wineries, beautiful architecture and great monuments can be found. The legend tells a story about a monk, Emilion, from Brittany who fled from his hometown in Vannes to seek refuge in the eighth century. Living the life of a hermit, he accomplished a few miracles and rapidly became famous in the region and even far beyond its border. Even after his death his followers carried on his legacy and even named the town after his name. From the ninth century to the 19th century, men had the will to mine the soil in order to standardise the whole architectural looking of not only the city of Saint-Emilion but also a few ones in the region (such as Right Banc Bordeaux).
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