CHÂTEAU LAFON ROCHET 2018 - Saint-Estèphe Grand Cru Classé, Bordeaux - France

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Vintage: 2018

CHÂTEAU LAFON ROCHET - Saint-Estèphe Grand Cru Classé, Bordeaux - France

Fourth Classified Growth in 1855.

The estate's great wine comes from the oldest vines. Château Lafon-Rochet is a wine that is both simple and complex. An expressive nose, on freshness, with crunchy ripe fruits, red berries (blackcurrant, strawberry, raspberry). A clear attack, fresh with spreading tannins and a fine structure. Smooth and complex finales with a lovely fruity aromatic aftertaste, cinnamon.

Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

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Country FRANCE Region Bordeaux Grape Varietal Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot

Product Description

Description

Fourth Classified Growth in 1855. The estate's great wine comes from the oldest vines. Château Lafon-Rochet is a wine that is both simple and complex. An expressive nose, on freshness, with crunchy ripe fruits, red berries (blackcurrant, strawberry, raspberry). A clear attack, fresh with spreading tannins and a fine structure. Smooth and complex finales with a lovely fruity aromatic aftertaste, cinnamon. Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

How to pair it

  • Meat Pair with game meat (pheasant, wild boar, rabbit, pigeon), lamb, charcuterie.
  • Cheese Pair with a variety of cheeses.

Accolades

Awards

Wine Spectator 92 Points

American wine lifestyle magazine and one of the top 3 in the USA, it offers wine ratings, interviews and wine news articles. Past wine critics include James Suckling.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate 90-92 Points

Probably the most famous and influential wine critic and journalist in the world, Robert Parker founded the famous American magazine, The Wine Advocate and made his 100-point system a benchmark for the entire industry.

Jancis Robinson 17 Points

Internationally recognised British wine journalist and critic, Jancis Robinson is one of the few influential women in wine and is among the top educators in the industry.

James Suckling 94 Points

As one of the most famous American wine critics and journalists, James Suckling is among the leading experts on wines and was a former editor for Wine Spectator. He now conducts his own personal reviews online and conferences

Decanter 94 Points

Among the top British wine-lifestlye magazines, Decanter is a staple in the wine industry, offering magazine reviews, international wine competitions and wine guides.

Critique Review

“The upper Médoc did brilliantly in 2018, and that's certainly apparent when tasting the 2018 Château Lafon-Rochet. Sporting a deep purple hue as well as a gorgeous bouquet of ripe black and blue fruits, lead pencil, forest floor, chocolate, and leafy herbs, this beauty hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a round, mouth-filling texture, ripe, velvety tannins, and a great finish. It doesn't quite have the precision of the top wines in the appellation, but it's loaded with charm and character, and I'd certainly be thrilled to drink a bottle. This rich, textured, flavorful Saint-Estèphe will benefit from 4-6 years in the cellar and keep for two decades. ”

94 pts, James Suckling

 

“Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Lafon-Rochet is scented of cassis, blackberries, herbs and soil with tar and underbrush. Medium to full bodied, the palate is firm and grainy with herb sparks and an earthy finish. ”

90-92 pts, Robert Parker, Wine Advocate

 

“Seductive, with a gush of dark plum and blackberry preserve notes leading off, while light bay, dark tobacco and charcoal notes peek through. Has a racy edge through the finish, even with the warm fruit keeping the upper hand. Nicely done. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.”

92 pts, Wine Spectator

Wine Facts

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Product Type Red Wine
Grape Varietal Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Vintage 2018
Region Bordeaux
Country FRANCE
Volume(ml) 750
Winemakers Directeur Technique : Lucas LECLERCQ / Maître de Chais : Frédéric RENAUT / Chef de Culture : Thomas PEYRUQUEOU / Œnologue conseil : Jean-Claude BERROUET
Producer Basile TESSERON
Average age of vines 30 YEARS
Production method Cabernet Sauvignon (64%), complemented by Merlot (26%), Cabernet Franc (4%) and Petit Verdot (6%)
Harvest method manual
Fermentation & maceration In stainless steel and concrete vats
Aging 9 months oak aging in 55% new French oak barrels with an extra 9 months in 1-year-old barrels
Alcohol 13.5%
Mouth Attribute Fresh
Nose Attribute Mineral, Liquorice
SKU BO88-18

Vineyard Info

Family property located in AOC Saint-Estèphe. Estèphe dates back to the middle of the 17th century. The estate was founded In 1650, when Antoinette de Guillemotte presented the Rochette estate as her dowry to her husband, Pierre de Lafon.

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Fourth Classified Growth in 1855. The estate's great wine comes from the oldest vines. Château Lafon-Rochet is a wine that is both simple and complex. An expressive nose, on freshness, with crunchy ripe fruits, red berries (blackcurrant, strawberry, raspberry). A clear attack, fresh with spreading tannins and a fine structure. Smooth and complex finales with a lovely fruity aromatic aftertaste, cinnamon. Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

How to pair it

  • Meat Pair with game meat (pheasant, wild boar, rabbit, pigeon), lamb, charcuterie.
  • Cheese Pair with a variety of cheeses.

Awards

Wine Spectator 92 Points

American wine lifestyle magazine and one of the top 3 in the USA, it offers wine ratings, interviews and wine news articles. Past wine critics include James Suckling.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate 90-92 Points

Probably the most famous and influential wine critic and journalist in the world, Robert Parker founded the famous American magazine, The Wine Advocate and made his 100-point system a benchmark for the entire industry.

Jancis Robinson 17 Points

Internationally recognised British wine journalist and critic, Jancis Robinson is one of the few influential women in wine and is among the top educators in the industry.

James Suckling 94 Points

As one of the most famous American wine critics and journalists, James Suckling is among the leading experts on wines and was a former editor for Wine Spectator. He now conducts his own personal reviews online and conferences

Decanter 94 Points

Among the top British wine-lifestlye magazines, Decanter is a staple in the wine industry, offering magazine reviews, international wine competitions and wine guides.

Critique Review

“The upper Médoc did brilliantly in 2018, and that's certainly apparent when tasting the 2018 Château Lafon-Rochet. Sporting a deep purple hue as well as a gorgeous bouquet of ripe black and blue fruits, lead pencil, forest floor, chocolate, and leafy herbs, this beauty hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a round, mouth-filling texture, ripe, velvety tannins, and a great finish. It doesn't quite have the precision of the top wines in the appellation, but it's loaded with charm and character, and I'd certainly be thrilled to drink a bottle. This rich, textured, flavorful Saint-Estèphe will benefit from 4-6 years in the cellar and keep for two decades. ”

94 pts, James Suckling

 

“Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Lafon-Rochet is scented of cassis, blackberries, herbs and soil with tar and underbrush. Medium to full bodied, the palate is firm and grainy with herb sparks and an earthy finish. ”

90-92 pts, Robert Parker, Wine Advocate

 

“Seductive, with a gush of dark plum and blackberry preserve notes leading off, while light bay, dark tobacco and charcoal notes peek through. Has a racy edge through the finish, even with the warm fruit keeping the upper hand. Nicely done. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.”

92 pts, Wine Spectator
More Information
Product Type Red Wine
Grape Varietal Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Vintage 2018
Region Bordeaux
Country FRANCE
Volume(ml) 750
Winemakers Directeur Technique : Lucas LECLERCQ / Maître de Chais : Frédéric RENAUT / Chef de Culture : Thomas PEYRUQUEOU / Œnologue conseil : Jean-Claude BERROUET
Producer Basile TESSERON
Average age of vines 30 YEARS
Production method Cabernet Sauvignon (64%), complemented by Merlot (26%), Cabernet Franc (4%) and Petit Verdot (6%)
Harvest method manual
Fermentation & maceration In stainless steel and concrete vats
Aging 9 months oak aging in 55% new French oak barrels with an extra 9 months in 1-year-old barrels
Alcohol 13.5%
Mouth Attribute Fresh
Nose Attribute Mineral, Liquorice
SKU BO88-18

Family property located in AOC Saint-Estèphe. Estèphe dates back to the middle of the 17th century. The estate was founded In 1650, when Antoinette de Guillemotte presented the Rochette estate as her dowry to her husband, Pierre de Lafon.

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