2019 Château Lafon Rochet, 4ème Grand Cru Classé Saint-Estèphe is now released.
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Lafon Rochet has a great location, adjacent to Lafite Rothschild and Cos d’Estournel in Saint Estephe. Since the Tesseron family, the quality of the wine has improved a lot. Later harvest and higher use of new oak has made the wine from Lafon Rocher more powerful and they are today getting more attention.
The purity of fruit and balance in this young St.-Estephe is really beautiful with crushed-currant, stone and orange-peel aromas and flavors. It’s medium-to full-bodied with fine tannins and a pretty finish. We will see if this is better than the 2018 or not. – 93-94 Points, James Suckling
Spiced pepper and cinnamon on the first nose, good concentration, pencil lead and slate abound in this alongside cassis bud and touches of brambled hedgerow, all of which suggests fresh acidities and good backbone. Some chewy tannins also, this is a serious Lafon that will age well. Less immediately seductive than the 2018. Tasted twice two weeks apart. Drinking Window 2026 – 2042. – 93 Points, Jane Anson, Decanter
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