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Chateau Laroque Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classe 2010

Member Review by duncan 906:

I was given this bottle of wine and have no idea where my benefactor got it from or any monies paid.Viticulture in the Saint Emilion area goes back to at least Roman times and it is now the largest appellation in the Bordeaux region producing around two and a half million bottles a year.It is also one of the more prestigious appellations and a system of classification was first set up in 1954 with regular revisions since.My bottle comes from a large family owned estate that was awarded Grand Cru Classe status in 1996. It consists of 87% merlot,11% cabernet franc and 2% cabernet sauvignon and spent 18 months in oak barrels. I started the bottle last night with my supper of roast lamb. There is plenty of a blackcurrant,blueberry and plum style fruit with a hint of vanilla.The tannins are soft and smooth but give perfect structure.In short.this is a first class example of a right bank claret and Wine Spectator magazine gave it 91 of their points

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Chateau Laroque [St. Christophe des Bardes]:
This estate is located about 2 miles east of Saint Emilion itself and has a long history going back to at least the 12th century. The house was rebuilt in the 17th century and the vineyards first laid out in the 18th.The estate was bought by the Beaumartin family in 1935 and has been run by Xavier Beaumartin since 2004. Grand Cru Classe status was confered in 1996.There are 61 hectares in tot... Read more
This estate is located about 2 miles east of Saint Emilion itself and has a long history going back to at least the 12th century. The house was rebuilt in the 17th century and the vineyards first laid out in the 18th.The estate was bought by the Beaumartin family in 1935 and has been run by Xavier Beaumartin since 2004. Grand Cru Classe status was confered in 1996.There are 61 hectares in total although only 27 hectares of the older vines [some of which are over 50 years old ] are used for the Grand wine. There is a second wine 'Les Tours de Laroque' and a third wine ' Chateau Peymouton' Read less

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I was given this bottle of wine and have no idea where my benefactor got it from or any monies paid.Viticulture in the Saint Emilion area goes back to at least Roman times and it is now the largest appellation in the Bordeaux region producing around two and a half million bottles a year.It is also one of the more prestigious appellations and a system of classification was first set up in 1954 with regular revisions since.My bottle comes from a large family owned estate that was awarded Grand Cru Classe status in 1996. It consists of 87% merlot,11% cabernet franc and 2% cabernet sauvignon and spent 18 months in oak barrels. I started the bottle last night with my supper of roast lamb. There is plenty of a blackcurrant,blueberry and plum style fruit with a hint of vanilla.The tannins are soft and smooth but give perfect structure.In short.this is a first class example of a right bank claret and Wine Spectator magazine gave it 91 of their points




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