Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classe Chateau Laroque – Vintage 2008

Château Laroque is located on a terrace overlooking the Dordogne, near the village de Saint-Emilion. After 35 years of unstinting efforts, Château Laroque finally achieved Grand Cru Classé status in 1996.

The estate’s history goes back as far as the Anglo-Norman invasions. The family of Marquis de Rochefort-Lavie owned Laroque until 1935. The Beaumartin family took over in the 1960s and replanted 40 hectares of vines.

The estate now has 58 hectares of vines in a single block on southeast and west-facing plateaux and slopes with clay-limestone soil. Grape varieties consist of Merlot (87%), Cabernet Franc (11%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (2%). The average age of the vines is 35 years.

Château Laroque is generally round and complex with beautiful aromas and fine tannin.

The average annual production is 100-150,000 bottles.