Robert Parker 94
A terrific effort from an estate that was long one of Saint-Ã‰milion’s sleeping giants, the 2019 Laroque unwinds in the glass with aromas of cherries, licorice, loamy soil, rose petals and sweet tobacco. Medium to full-bodied, ample and layered, it’s deep and concentrated, with succulent aids, powdery tannins and a seamless, integrated profile. It’s well worth seeking out.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2049
The 2019 Laroque is plaint, silky and super-expressive, even in the early going. The purity of the fruit is striking. Medium in body, Laroque captures all of the radiance of the personality while retaining a very classic mid-weight sense of structure. Raspberry jam, spice and red plum meld into the juicy finish. The 2019 is very nicely done.