Adjacent to Lafite Rotshchild and Cos d’Estournel in Saint Estephe, Lafon Rochet has a great location. In recent years, later harvest and higher use of new oak has made the wine more powerful.
The 2001 has reached maturity and has a good complexity of aromas. Red and black fruits are present on the nose with notes of cedar, dried fruits and tobacco. Round, soft with low tannin.
Big and bloody on the nose. Lots of fruit and suppleness. A very ambitious wine. Good stuff. Fills all the corners of the palate. Very long and powerful with a strong expression of Saint-Estèphe. Very clean finish.- 17.5 pts Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com