Decanter: True to its more forward style with the benefit of the vintage. Aromatically fresh, open and expressive. Delicious fruit on the palate. Lighter weight and frame but good depth of fruit and harmonious. 89 Points
Wine Advocate: The 2015 Château Laroze Seemed a little disjointed When I tasted the barrel sample, de aromas hemmed in by its youth. The palate is rather raw on the entry with bitter cherry and a lot of oak tannin dominating the finish. This property can sometimes produce good Saint Émilion, HOWEVER, not the best in class thisyear, I'm afraid. 84 - 86 Points
From a barrel aging (65% new), wine Laroze show the expected style in the Saint-Emilion area: gluttony and seduction on their ripe fruit and tense. They develop notes of raspberry and candied blackcurrant coulis plum and leather with floral and mineral nuances in the final. But these charming wines does not divest a nice tension with firm tannins and charges brought by the cabernet franc proportion (between 30% and 40% in the assembly), associated with merlot (60%) and cabernet -sauvignon.
Founded in the late 19th century, this property is still owned by the founding family, represented by Guy Meslin since 1990. It is Grand Cru Classé since the first palmares of Saint-Emilion in 1955. The 27 hectares of vineyards are located at the foot of the northwest slope of the appellation, on a floor of sand and clay. This one is worked to the plow without weed killer or chemical fertilizer; only organic matter inputs are made.