2010 Château Lafon Rochet, 4ème Cru St Estèphe

Château Lafon Rochet, Bordeaux Wine Region, France

Bordeaux blend, Drinking 2020-2040

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Bottle 75cl

Case of 12 x 75cl £512.16

Tasting Notes

Very dark fruit characters on the nose with sweet black pepper and exotic spice notes. The palate is firm and dense with rich blackberry and damson characters and structured, yet refined tannins. A racy acidity balances the concentrated flavours. There is a lot going on here and once it all comes together it will be delicious. Drink 2018 - 2030.

Reviews & Scores

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.

The property is owned by the Tesseron family and run by the newest generation, son Basile, who is converting the estate to biodynamic farming a la his uncle, Alfred Tesseron at Pontet Canet.
Score: 90+
Robert Parker

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