2020 Château Lafon-Rochet Saint-Estèphe Grand Cru Classé
Château Lafon Rochet is owned by Guy Tesseron, brother of Alfred Tesseron (Ch. Pontet Canet). It is Guy's son, Basile, who is now increasingly involved in vinification. The vineyard is magnificently 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 Lafon-Rochet is a blend of Cabernet Sauvigon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, Lafon-Rochet delivers commanding scents of baked blackberries, 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 Lafon-Rochet still needs a few years in the bottle and will certainly decant it in its younger years.
The 2020 vintage is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon: 61%, Merlot: 33%, Cabernet Franc: 3% and Petit Verdot: 3%
FACT: In the Tab: Appendix you will find the official fact sheet of this fine wine. We will automatically send it to you when you order this wine. The wine is in our conditioned Wine Warehouse and if you come to pick up the wine you will also receive a nice discount.
|Type of Wine
|Château Lafon Rochet
|Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
|Drinking as of
|James Suckling rating
|Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Tannines
|Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard