Chateau Laroze 2014, St Emilion GCC
Purple-hued, with a tight rim. Plush, dark, berry-fruited, youthful with a leathery and meaty finish. Tamed tannins. A darker and more intense style different to 2012, 2013 and 2015. It's a nice-to-have vintage for an interesting comparison.
VindeVert awards 92 points: "The nose is aromatic and slightly fresh. It reveals notes of fresh blackberry, crème de cassis and slight notes of wild small berries associated with touches of ripe pepper, woody hints, mocha and a touch of pepper. The palate is fruity, sophisticated, fresh, mineral, and well-balanced and offers unctuosity, tension, a slight juiciness, fat, a fresh frame, suavity, gourmandise, and precision. In the mouth, this wine expresses notes of blackberry cream, fleshy cassis, and slight notes of fleshy/juicy raspberry, chocolate, toasted oak, and a subtle hint of almond/Bourbon vanilla on the finish. Tannins are well-built. There is a discreet hint of chocolate on the persistence ."Edited.