2018 Chateau Lafon-Rochet Saint-Estèphe Grand Cru Classé

59.95 49.55
Type of Wine Red
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Winery Château Lafon Rochet
Year 2018
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14.5%)
Drink window 2023 - 2048
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Château Lafon Rochet is owned by Guy Tesseron, brother of Alfred Tesseron (Ch. Pontet Canet). It is Guy's son, Basile, who is increasingly involved in vinification from now on. The vineyard is beautifully situated, between Cos d'Estournel and Lafite Rothschild. The wine from Lafon Rochet is a very classic Bordeaux and that means that it certainly needs some time in the bottle to reach full maturity.

The 2018 Lafon-Rochet is a blend of Cabernet Sauvigon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Lafon-Rochet delivers impressive scents of baked blackberry, warm cassis and black cherry compote with suggestions of charcoal, tar and tobacco plus a hint of mushrooms. The medium to full-bodied palate is loaded with black fruit jam and earthy notes, supported by firm, chewy tannins. This beautiful 2018 Lafon-Rochet still needs a few years in the bottle and you should definitely decant it in its younger years.

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Type of Wine Red
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Winery Château Lafon Rochet
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Biological No
Vegan No
Year 2018
Drinking as of 2023
Drinking till 2048
Alcohol % 14.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 91
James Suckling rating 94
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Tannines
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard
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