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

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

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    Château Lafon Rochet, 4ème Cru Classé, St Estèphe, 2008

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Château Lafon Rochet, 4ème Cru Classé, St Estèphe, 2008

    This little fourth growth has very impressive neighbours - Lafite Rothschild to the south and Cos d`Estournel to the east. It is therefore no coincidence that Lafon Rochet makes some really charming wines with real finesse and delicacy. The 2008 exhibits spicy, cinnamon notes as well as hints of Christmas pudding and minerals. Lovely pure silky fruit - juicy and plump, packed with black currants. There is a gravelly finesse to this wine, a real charmer.

    Maturity:
    Keep/Drink
    ABV:
    13.5%
    90/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2008 Lafon-Rochet has a well-defined bouquet with brambly black fruit, redcurrant, raspberry and light earthy scents. The nose is vivacious and fresh. The palate is medium-bodied, with firm tannins, fine acidity and plenty of cedar-infused red fruit mixed with sous-bois and tobacco. It's assertive and nicely balanced towards the finish. This is the best bottle of 2008 that I have tasted from this property. Tasted at the Lafon-Rochet vertical at the property.
    Date Reviewed:
    06/2023

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    country:
    France
    region:
    Bordeaux
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    This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.
    Château Lafon Rochet

    Château Lafon Rochet

    The estate had been under the ownership of the Tesseron family since 1960, but in 2021, Château Lafon-Rochet was acquired by the Lorenzetti family. It now joins another trio of Bordeaux estates in the Vignobles Cruse-Lorenzetti portfolio: Châteaux d'Issan, Pédesclaux, and Lilian Ladouys. After a 24-year stint at neighbouring estate, Château Lafite-Rothschild, Christophe Congé is now the Managing Director at Château Lafon-Rochet - the 2023 will have been his second vintage at the estate.

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