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Chateau Laroque St. Emilion Grand Cru 2000

Winemaker's Notes:

Garnet robe with deep purple highlights A complex and rich nose of small black fruit (blackberry, bilberry, cherry). After aeration, hints of cocoa and roasted coffee. In the mouth: generous and suave attack, ripe tannins developing spicy and "enchanting" characters creating an impression of "sweetness". Fine aromatic length with a slight menthol reminder on the finish. Good keeping potential.

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Château La Roque:
Château La Roque is a Grand Cru Classé Bordeaux wine estate in Saint-Emillion, France that dates back to the 12th century. A single tower is all that remains of the original structure, which was rebuilt in the 17th century. Wine had been produced here throughout the centuries. As with many vineyards in the area, they suffered many stops and starts because of the Revolution, phyll... Read more
Château La Roque is a Grand Cru Classé Bordeaux wine estate in Saint-Emillion, France that dates back to the 12th century. A single tower is all that remains of the original structure, which was rebuilt in the 17th century. Wine had been produced here throughout the centuries. As with many vineyards in the area, they suffered many stops and starts because of the Revolution, phylloxera and the World Wars, well into the mid 20th century. Many of the vineyards were replanted in 1962 and twenty years later in 1982, new Estate Manager, Bruno Sainson, together with his team, set about upgrading the whole site. In 2004, Xavier Beaumartin took over to further regain Laroque’s former glory. The estate boasts one of the largest vineyards in Saint-Emillion, with its best plots and oldest vines reserved for the Grand Cru Classé. These are planted with 87% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon.  Read less

Member Reviews for Chateau Laroque St. Emilion Grand Cru

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Snooth User: winolee
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3.00 5
12/12/2008

Decanted this 2 hrs before serving. I don't especially like or hate this bottle. Pretty standard St Emilion with its tastes of cherry and fruity notes. Medium tannicity, A bit off-balanced. Have had better for less than $30. Sediments at the bottom.


Snooth User: geneyus
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5.00 5
12/29/2008

Decanted 2 hours before serving. Both my wife & I love this bottle, very fruity with medium body. Just enough tannins for me with cherry notes. Had it with a nice Ox Tongue Lengua, a family recipe which completed a wonderful meal


External Reviews for Chateau Laroque St. Emilion Grand Cru

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
02/19/2009

A rare and exciting 2000 Bordeaux showing richness complexity and a lithe supple mouthfeel. Awarded the honor of Grand Cru Classe in 1996 Chateau Laroque is in fact the largest wine estate in Saint-Emilion with a total of 58 hectares under vine. The vines average 35 years old and rise in terraces over several hillsides with diverse soil types and sun exposures. This wine from an historic vintage is a blend of 87% Merlot 11% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in oak for 12 months 50% new. In producing the final wine the barrels are are all tasted separately and only those with the best quality and character are chosen. This limits production and make this wine a truly elite and rare bottling.Terms & Conditions : Pay only $0.99 per bottle Standard UPS Ground Shipping on Chateau Laroque 2000 St. Emilion Grand Cru Classe. All other items ship at their regular advertised shipping prices. Offer is not valid on 1-day or 2-day delivery. Offer not valid on prior purchases. $0.99 shipping expires on February 19th 2009 at 12:00 PM EST. Take 15% Off All Cases (12 bottle or more and all mixed cases). Discount cannot be applied to previous purchases.


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
04/01/2008

Chateau Laroque Grand Cru Classe St. Emilion



Garnet robe with deep purple highlights A complex and rich nose of small black fruit (blackberry, bilberry, cherry). After aeration, hints of cocoa and roasted coffee. In the mouth: generous and suave attack, ripe tannins developing spicy and "enchanting" characters creating an impression of "sweetness". Fine aromatic length with a slight menthol reminder on the finish. Good keeping potential.

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