Château Lafon-Rochet 2015

 Incl. VAT & DPA case of 12 Bottles (75cl)

A red wine from Saint-Estèphe with elegant tannins

Château Lafon-Rochet is a 4th classified growth produced in the Saint-Estèphe appellation. Aged 30 years on average, the vineyard extends over a total area of 40 hectares and benefits from a terroir composed of deep gravel and gravel over clay. The ageing of the wine is carried out in barrels (of which 50% are new), over a period ranging from 14 to 16 months, depending on the year. The vintage 2015 blends 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot.

The Château Lafon-Rochet 2015 reveals an elegant, complex and fine nose. It first develops aromas of black fruits (black cherries, blackcurrants), along with subtle notes of blueberry, graphite, toasted wood and spices. The wine displays balance, fruitiness, smoothness, deliciousness and precision on the palate, even offering a nice tension. It is silky in the mouth and the tannins are very elegant.

Parker : 91+ / 100
J. Robinson : 17 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The medium garnet-purple colored 2015 Lafon-Rochet is reduced on the nose to begin, with tar and earth aromas over black fruits and herbs. The medium-bodied palate is vibrant and refreshing with firm, grainy tannins.
BordeauxSaint-Estephe
Alcohol
13.5

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Undergoing conversion to biodynamic viticulture

Decanter
91

J. Robinson
17

J. Suckling
93

R. Gabriel
17

Vinous - A. Galloni
94

Wine Spectator
89

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot

Vineyard
Medoc

Area
Bordeaux

Appellation
Saint-Estephe

Color
Red

Producer
Château Lafon-Rochet

Classification
4e cru classe

Parker
91+

Allergens
Contains sulphites