One of the best Larose releases in the wine’s history, this has a very attractive sense of depth, power and composure. The brand of refinement seen in the finest Bordeaux. Aromas of blackberry and blackcurrant, as well as plum and mulberry, are seasoned with oak spices, leaves and tobacco. The palate has such smoothly groomed tannins and concentrated, fresh, dark-toned berries. There’s a lot to like here. Drink or hold.~James Suckling one of New York’s leading wine critics and former Senior Editor and European Bureau Chief of Wine Spectator as well as European and Editor of Cigar Aficionado
Encépagement: 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Petit Verdot, 10% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 6.5% Malbec, Carménère 0.5%
2019 was a very calm vintage considering recent climate trends. Having witnessed the extremes of droughts or huge rain systems in previous years, comparatively the ‘19 season was very harmonious from start to finish.
Cabernet Sauvignon was the star in 2019, 62% of the blend, with Petit Verdot playing a strong supporting role at 16%. Given that the blend is made up of close to 80% of the most structured of Bordeaux varietals, you would be forgiven for expecting the 2019 Larose to be a monolithic, tannic monster, but the richness and weight of the fruit is the perfect foil to the enormity of this wine. Dark and brooding black berry fruit on the nose, with massive depth and concentration, the palate has volume and richness, with perfect balance and incredible length. A wine to collect and treasure, but also drink! Sealed with NDTech T.C.A. free corks.