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Chateau Lafon-Rochet 2014

Bordeaux - Fourth GrowthSaint-Estephe - Red - 13.5°
Chateau Lafon-Rochet 2014
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2014 Saint-Estèphe, from Bordeaux

Although the summer 2014 was quite gloomy, the situation was improved by very good weather at the end of August, and during September and October. The 2014 Lafon-Rochet seduces by its freshness, concentration, vibrancy and generous fruit. This dark, red coloured Saint-Estèphe appeals by its intense aromatic expression. The attack is marked by a solid acidity and leads to an almost tender mid-palate with fine-grained, very elegant tannins. This Saint-Estèphe is remarkably soft, unlike usual Saint-Estèphe wines, almost like a Saint-Julien. This wine is a success, it has a good potential

Parker : 90 / 100
J. Suckling : 93 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2014 Lafon Rochet has a very attractive, slightly floral bouquet with raspberry and crushed strawberry fruit, a touch of rose petals lending this a feminine allure. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, ripe tannins. This feels quite dense in the mouth, a welcome pinch of white pepper and cedar lending complexity to the finish with tart cherries on the aftertaste. This is probably more forward than other Saint Estephe wines, but it should give 15-20 years of pleasure.
BordeauxSaint-Estephe
Alcohol
13.5

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

Decanter
95

J. Robinson
17

J. Suckling
93

R. Gabriel
17

Vinous - A. Galloni
92

Wine Spectator
90

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Medoc

Appellation
Saint-Estephe

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Lafon-Rochet

On Special
No

Region
Bordeaux

Environment
Conventional farming

Classification
Fourth Growth

Parker
90

Allergens
Contains sulfites

On Special
No

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