|91-93 THE WINEADVOCATE: "Deep purple-black in color, the 2018 Laroze bursts from the glass with warm plums, baked cherries and mulberries with hints of chocolate box, tapenade and camphor. Full, rich and opulent with bags of black fruit preserves and spicy sparks framed by velvety tannins, it finishes with a peppery lift."
91 FALSTAFF: "Tiefdunkles Rubingranat, violette Reflexe, dezente Randaufhellung. Verhalten, reife Kirschfrucht, zart nach Nougat, floraler Touch, einladendes Bukett. Mittlerer Körper, rote Kirschen, feine Tannine, mineralischer Touch, salzig im Rückgeschmack, vielseitiger Speisenwein."
91 DECANTER: "This enjoyable wine shows that even the biggest St-Emilions in 2018 have a lyricism to them. It´s tight, tannic and concentrated and yet it comes up fresh on the finish. As of 2018, owner Guy Meslin has reintroduced organics into the vineyard (they were once biodynamic here), and achieved HEV3 certification. Harvested 26 September to 18 October, giving a 22hl/ha yield."
92-93 JAMES SUCKLING: "A young red with a solid core of blackberry and brambleberry character. Medium body and light, velvety tannins. Flavorful at the end."
90-93 ANTONIO GALLONI: "The 2018 Laroze is superb. Bright lavender and mint notes give the 2018 a distinctly lifted, perfumed quality that is striking. Medium in body, yet resonant and super-expressive, with plenty of supporting structure, the 2018 has so much to offer. Tasted three times."
17 VINUM: "Superbe Aromatik von reifen Beeren; voller Ansatz, dichter Bau, Tannin mit Schliff und Rasse, ellenlanges, nicht enden wollendes, grosszügiges Finale; hervorragender Wein, gehört zu den Hits des Jahres."
90-92 THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Medium-bodied, elegant, soft and fresh, this wine shows ripe, black cherry, plum and cocoa on the nose, palate and finish. Just a few years of age and this will be even better."
93-95 JEB DUNNUCK: "A blockbuster in the making, the 2018 Château Laroze is a solid step up over the 2016 and should match or surpass the 2015. Ripe black fruits, chocolate, spicy oak, and some earthy notes all give way to a full-bodied Saint-Émilion that has a ripe, sexy texture, sweet tannins, and no hard edges. It’s a powerful, concentrated 2018 that has loads to love. Give bottles a few years in the cellar and enjoy any time over the following 15 years or more."