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Chateau Lafon-Rochet 2008

Bordeaux - Fourth GrowthSaint-Estephe - Red - 13°
Chateau Lafon-Rochet 2008
$588 a case of 6 Magnums (1.5L)| $98 / Unit
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A red wine from Saint-Estèphe with tannins of great finesse

A red wine produced in the Saint-Estèphe appellation, the Château Lafon-Rochet is a 4ème cru classé. Aged 40 years on average, the vines enjoy a terroir consisting of deep gravel and gravel on clay. The aging of the wine is carried out in French oak barrels (of which 50% are new), for 16 to 18 months on average. The 2008 vintage blends 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc.

At tasting, the Château Lafon-Rochet 2008 reveals a complex and fragrant nose, with scents of red fruits, ripe vine peaches and subtle notes of spicy black pepper and nutmeg. The wine shows a balanced structure and wonderful elegance, before offering tannins of great finesse. The finish is generous in fruit, consistent with the nose. To consume before 2025 (tasted in 2015 by the estate).

Parker : 88 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
A strong effort for this vintage, the 2008 exhibits a dark plum/purple color, plenty of firm, rugged, austere tannins, copious red and black fruits, admirable flavor intensity and medium body. Cellar it for 3-4 years and drink it over the following 15.
BordeauxSaint-Estephe
Alcohol
13

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot

Environment
Conventional farming

J. Robinson
16

R. Gabriel
16

Revue du Vin de France
16.5

Wine Spectator
88

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Medoc

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Saint-Estephe

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Lafon-Rochet

On Special
No

Classification
Fourth Growth

Parker
88

Allergens
Contains sulfites

On Special
No

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