Chateau Lafon-Rochet 2010

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 A case of 12 Bottles (750ML)
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A superbly balanced Saint-Estèphe red wine

Château Lafon-Rochet is a 4ème cru classé produced in the Saint-Estèphe appellation. This red wine benefits from a vineyard that extends over a total area of 45 hectares. Aged 36 years on average, the vines are planted on deep gravel and gravel on clay. The aging of the wine is carried out for 16 to 18 months on average in French oak barrels (of which 50% are new barrels). The 2010 vintage blends 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot.

At tasting, the Château Lafon-Rochet 2010 reveals a pleasant, fresh and intense nose. It is fine and dynamic. The wine reveals a wonderful balance between alcohol, acidity and enveloping tannins. With a very good aging potential, this wine can be consumed in the next 20 years (tasted in 2015 by the estate).

Parker : 90+ / 100
Wine Spectator : 91 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
I had some bottle variation with this blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. The 2010 from Lafon Rochet seemed slightly restrained and closed down on the three occasions I tasted it in Bordeaux. Dense black/ruby, it displays sweet tannin, excellent purity, fresh fruit and a very primary, almost grapy style with lots of fruit, but at the same time, a somewhat monolithic character. It should turn out fine, but it certainly needs a good 7-8 years of cellaring and should drink well for up to two decades.
BordeauxSaint-Estephe
Vineyard
Medoc

Alcohol
14

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Sustainable

J. Robinson
17+

R. Gabriel
18

Wine Spectator
91

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

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

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Saint-Estephe

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Lafon-Rochet

Classification
Fourth Growth

Parker
90+

Allergens
Contains sulfites