LISA PERROTTI-BROWN: „The 2022 Laroze is deep garnet-purple in color. A little subdued to begin, it needs some swirling to coax out notes of black cherries and blackberry preserves, plus hints of violets, cinnamon toast, and garrigue. The medium to full-bodied palate is rich and seductive, with plush tannins and a long, spicy finish. This is very pretty!"
THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Savory herbs, tobacco and ripe, black plums shine in the perfume, and on the plush, creamy, silky palate. The wine is fresh, elegant, vibrant, spicy, and creamy, leaving you with sweet plums, chocolate, and cherries. Drink from 2026-2042."
JAMES SUCKLING: "Linear and fine wine with lovely tangy, salty and bright intensity. Medium body. Fresh and solid. Shows finesse."
JEB DUNNUCK: "Red plums, violets, candied orange, and spicy notes all emerge from the 2022 Château Laroze, a medium to full-bodied, elegant Saint-Emilion. I like its overall balance, and it has terrific purity of fruit as well as outstanding length. I think just 4-5 years of cellaring will be warranted, but this is rock-solid."
DECANTER: "A serious and bold wine from the start with the clear acidity quickly replaced by firm tannins and sticky liquorice that gives a gourmet feel and puts the power and concentration of the vintage at the fore. Keeps a linear structure though, it doesn't feel too heavy in terms of tannic weight, just rich and opulent in the fruit profile. Loses a touch of energy and spark on the finish but this has nice elements with plenty of muscles and acidity to see it through. Harvest 15-29 September, ageing 14 months 55% new French oak barrels, 35% stainless steel, 10% amphora. Jean-Philippe Fort consultant."