About the Estate
The estate is located on the top of the hills, next to the village of Saint-Emilion. Château Laroque is an estate that looks like its wine: noble, elegant and charismatic. Inhabited by the lord of the manor in the Middle-Ages, it retains a 12th century tower but was otherwise rebuilt in the 17th century in the typical style of Louis XIV’s architecture displayed to its full effect here, hence the chateau’s nickname of “Little Versailles”. Its tall gates of finely designed wrought iron, long and bright alleyways, pale stonework and ivory-coloured statues outline the elegance of this authentic and prestigious estate. Nowadays, it is the largest estate in Saint Emilion with 61 hectares of undivided vineyard, from which 32 hectares of the best plots and oldest vines are used for production of Château Laroque Grand Cru Classé. Located on clay-and-limestone hillsides and benefiting from exceptional exposure, these vineyards offer a constant guarantee of harmonious, superior quality grapes.
Saint-Christophe des Bardes
90% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Traditional, in cement vats with temperature control. Ageing during around 12 months in barrels which 55% on average are new.
James Suckling 90/91: A rich wine with lots of fruit and spices; Medium to full body fine tannins and a fresh finish. Lovely pure fruit here.
Perfect with grilled red meat, or hard cheese.
The technical information on this wine is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. This information may be subject to change according to vintage
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