CHÃTEAU LARROQUE 2006

When I see an AOC Bordeaux below $20 with a good rating I run out and grab it. Generally they disappear quickly. This wine is dark in color with lots of black fruits on the nose but a little on the milder side. On the mid pallet are some lovely dark fruits to match the bouquet. This wine is exactly what one would expect from Bordeaux. Some lovely cherries and plums coming through. On the finish the wine is nice and complex with layers of flavors lingering on. It has a medium finish, quite dry with some tannins and just a hint of bitterness coming through. This is a well made wine for the price. I would give this a solid 90 and would agree whole heartedly with Winecurrent.com. With the change of the LCBO to this silly ebook format I rely heavily on Winecurrent.com. Thanks to the team at Winecurrent for their excellent, diligent and timely reviews! Be sure and run out and grab some of this one. You will be rewarded for your quest 🙂

From Winecurrent.com:
On the nose its ripe spiced black and red berry fruit plum tobacco and vanilla. Medium-full bodied the fruit flavours replay strongly on the palate with a hint of black pepper. The balance created by perceptible tannin and appropriate acidity along with a warm fruity peppery finish make this gold-medal winner very appealing. A great discovery it gets an extra half star for value. Drinkable now its also a candidate for short-term cellaring. (Susan Desjardins) (92536) $14.95 Rating 4.5/5

From the LBCO web site:
CHÃTEAU LARROQUE 2006 VINTAGES 92536 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 14.95
Wine, Red Wine 13.0% Alcohol/Vol. Sugar Content : XD

Made in: Bordeaux, France By: M.C. Boyer de la Giroday/Ducourt, Prop.
Release Date: Oct 16, 2010

Tasting Note
Vibrant and fresh AC Bordeaux that is a terrific value to boot. Filled with raspberry, plum and cherry aromas, with hints of vanilla and black pepper. Dry with pretty, sweet fruit at the fore supported by firm tannins for some cellaring (2-4+ years). It will also match veal medallions in a red wine sauce if you want to enjoy it tonight. (VINTAGES panel, May 2010)

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