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Château Lafon Rochet




St Estèphe

Grape Variety:

Cab Sauvignon Merlot

Château Lafon Rochet, 4ème Cru Classé, St Estèphe, 2020

6x75cl £162.50

5 cases Equiv. £27.08 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Basile Tesseron is clearly delighted with his 2020. He likes early vintages at Lafon Rochet, and all their fruit was harvested in September. This coupled with the clay subsoils and the summer heat has resulted in some very successful St Estephes, and certainly one of the best Lafon Rochets in recent years. It is likely that the real wine is much better than the bottle we tasted. Charming bouquet of Golden Virginia tobacco, scorched earth, blackberry and spiced orange peel. There’s ample red and black fruit on the palate – it’s hearty and robust, with good freshness and energy. Impressive length and the tannins are uncharacteristically sweet and ripe. This feels like a very well put together, solid wine – Basile thinks it may be his best yet!

"Attractive, well-paced fruits, plenty of clarity to the flavours, together with a feeling of linearity to the tannins. Austerity through the mid-palate constrains the brambled cassis fruit, but things build back up again and this is a measured, successful wine that will age well. 3% Petit Verdot completes the blend. First year with Eric Boissenot accompanying Jean-Claude Berrouet as consultants. Drinking Window 2027 - 2042" 93/100 - Jane Anson, Decanter.com

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