Fleshy damson fruit with a rich texture and a sense of lift is well controlled from start to finish. You feel the wall of fruit but the juicy mid-palate maintains a sense of perspective. It has touches of white pepper spice and good persistency.
In 1610, the Gurchy family were already winegrowers in SaintEmilion. In 1882, they founded the family estate of Laroze. Château Laroze is a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé and its 27-hectare (67-acre) vineyard is located at the foot of the hill to the north-west of the medieval village of Saint-Emilion. The wine is aged in oak barrels (65% new) for 16 months.