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Les Tours de Laroque Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2018  - Invino

Les Tours de Laroque Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2018

Bordeaux Blends  |  France

JS91, WE90

Absolutely incredible Bordeaux blend from an esteemed estate in Saint-Emilion – this wine is one to take notice of and stock up on, dear Invino friends! We did our usual string pulling to curtail the retail price down 44% AND get free shipping on 4+ bottles (our norm around here is shipping on 6 or more). At 91 points for a simply beautiful and sultry merlot-cab franc blend, this is an opportunity too delicious to pass up!

Château Laroque rests atop Saint-Emilion’s famous limestone plateau, which happens to be the home for several of the most renowned estates in the region, including Troplong Mondot and Pavie Macquin. Remnants of the estate’s 12th-century tower still keep watch over the land as a reminder of the defensive stronghold it once was centuries ago. At this time, Château Laroque holds the title of largest wine estate in Saint-Emilion, covering 130 hectares and planted with 50-plus-year-old vines of merlot and cabernet franc. The Beaumartin family took ownership in 1935, shortly after the phylloxera epidemic wreaked havoc on the land, and they worked steadfastly to restore the property to its former glory. Receiving Grand Cru status in 1996 proved hard work has paid off at this immense estate, and the wines only continue to follow suit!

And this succulently rich, deeply structured Bordeaux is no exception! Packed with myriad juicy red fruits, a whisper of ripe plum and pronounced licorice notes dance throughout, while touches of potent mocha powder and roasty toasted hazelnuts provide balance to the liquid smooth and lengthy finish. A well-layered and grippy expression of super-fine tannins extends the finish further in the utmostly delightful way. It’s a true wonder that such a complex and robust wine is going for a mere $24.95 – so this is your sign to load up and add this exceptional Bordeaux to your collection! Grab a couple for now and a few for later, as they’ll only blossom more beautifully with time, and we know you’ll be happy you did!

91 James Suckling -
A firm, fruity red with plum, chocolate and walnut aromas and flavors. Medium body. Fine tannins. Drinkable now, but better in 2023.
90 Wine Enthusiast -
The second wine of this estate, this is smoothly textured and rich with dark-plum and licorice flavors. It still has plenty of tannins in the background, so the wine does need more time. Drink from 2023.

  • BlendProprietary Blend
  • CountryFrance
  • RegionBordeaux
  • AppellationSaint-Emilion