Château Laroque, Saint-Emilion

Château Laroque, Saint-Emilion

Château Laroque is superbly located on a high limestone rocky plateau, from which the property takes its name, just south of the village of Saint-Christophe-des-Bardes, overlooking Saint-Émilion. The château dates from the 12th century and a tower from that period still survives today. There are 61 hectares of vines, making it the largest property in the Saint-Emilion appellation. Significant investment from the current owners, together with the appointment of David Suire as winemaker, has transformed the quality of the wines here. The blends are dominated by Merlot with a little Cabernet Franc included. The second wine ‘Les Tours de Laroque’ is Saint-Emilion Grand Cru and comes from the younger vines of thirty years or less. Laroque’s limestone terroir produces bright, floral, elegant wines with fresh salinity and a silky texture.