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94-96 Points, Christopher Deas, Zachys Buying Team: "Simply awesome. This is the little value wine that we were looking for and is another example of how Bordeaux may be home to some of greatest, and most cost prohibitive wines in the world, but also some of the greatest values. Where else are you going to find a wine with this kind of pedigree - we are talking about a Grand Cru Classé with a history dating back to the 12th century, beautifully positioned on the limestone plateau of Saint-Émilion and produced by the hands of David Suire and Nicolas Thienpont (Larcis Ducasse, Pavie Macquin). And that is what this wine is all about. you feel that rock in the wine, it screams freshness and vibrancy. This is clean, juicy, pure Merlot with even a touch of citrus to complement the wild berries, black cherries, plums, violets and cassis with just the right amount of salinity. There is welcomed restraint here in this ripe vintage with unprecedented finesse to the wine - in a few words, this is an electrifying find that is one of the greatest values in wine that we have come across. A MUST BUY in 2018."

Wine Advocate

95-97 Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Laroque is a little closed to begin, slowly unfurling to reveal fragrant black cherries, wild blueberries and blackberry preserves scents with hints of crushed rocks, underbrush and violets plus a waft of Marmite toast. Full-bodied and jam-packed with bright, crunchy black and blue fruits, it has a firm line of ripe, fine-grained tannins and loads of freshness, finishing very long and layered. Impressive! Being aged in oak barriques, 50% new, the blend is 97% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc." 4/19

Neil Martin

92 Points, Neal Martin, Vinous: "The 2018 Laroque fulfills the promise it showed from barrel last year. It has an irresistible bouquet of layered black cherry and blueberry fruit, fresh and lively with beautifully integrated oak. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a fine bead of acidity and a spicy, black-pepper-tinged finish that feels ever so slightly attenuated. Give this 3–4 years in bottle if you can." 03/21