Château Lafon-Rochet 2015 En-Primeur Wine from Bordeaux
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Château Lafon-Rochet 2015

SKU:1054/15 Bordeaux - Saint-Estephe - Red - More Info
  • Parker/WA : 90-92
  • J. Robinson : 16.5+

This ancient estate can trace its origins back to the early 6th century, at which time "Rochet" belonged to the vast Vallee Roussillon feudal estate. Chateau Lafon-Rochet stayed in the Lafon family for two centuries, despite the upheaval of the French Revolution. They were also owners in 1855, when their wine received the ultimate recognition as a great growth, along with only four others in the Saint-Estephe appellation. The chateau is in a choice location, in one of the most prestigious winegrowing areas in the world - between Cos d'Estournel and Lafite Rothschild (to the south). It is thus hardly surprising that Guy Tesseron, famous for the quality of his old Cognac, was attracted to Lafon-Rochet some 40 years ago. After acquiring the estate, he decided that the existing cellar was unworthy of such a fine wine, and had them razed. He built an entirely new one and, in a highly unusual move, built a new chateau as well, in the style of a 17th' century chartreuse manor house.

Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2015 Lafon Rochet is a blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, picked between 25 September and 9 October. Matured in 40% to 50% new oak from eight coopers including Stockinger since last year, it has a dense blackberry and boysenberry scented bouquet that is a little more voluptuous than its peers. The palate is again quite dense with stocky tannin, obdurate and a little hard at the moment, structured and clearly a Lafon-Rochet that is built for the long-term. It will need several years to just lose its brutishness.

Grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot
Decanter 91
J. Robinson 16.5+
R. Gabriel 17
Parker/WA 90-92
Wine Spectator 87-90
J. Suckling 91-92
Allergens Contains sulphites
Producer/Bottled by CHATEAU LAFON ROCHET 33180 ST ESTEPHE FRANCE
Appellation Saint-Estephe
Classification 4e cru classe
Color Red
In-Stock Future
Kosher No
Organic No
Country France
Producer Château Lafon-Rochet
Wine certification AOC
Area Bordeaux
Vineyard Medoc
SGD 632.00
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