2013 - Ch Lafon Rochet 4ème Cru St Estèphe
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Lafon-Rochet
Region
St Estèphe
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2017 - 2025
Case size
12x75cl
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2013 CH LAFON ROCHET 4ÈME CRU ST ESTÈPHE - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Lafon-Rochet
Region
St Estèphe
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2017 - 2025
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £344.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2014,
    Score: 85-87

    Brilliant purple in colour, this has lovely sweet flavours of loganberries and tayberries. It has quite a harmonious style whilst still possessing some strong, grainy tannins. It is fresh and clean with a medium length.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, April 2014,
    Score: 87-89

    The Lafon-Rochet 2013, a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, has a light nose with blackberry and briary aromas, graphite notes emanating from the Cabernet. It is quite Pauillac in style. The palate is medium-bodied with chewy red fruit, tobacco and cedar. It tapers away a little on the bring-tinged finish, but it should still provide satisfactory drinking over the next 5 to 8 years.

  • DC

    Decanter, April 2014,
    Score: 90

    Dense red, fine expression of vineyard-influenced Cabernet fruit, good Merlot ripeness, all of a piece, good future. Drink: 2017-2028

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, April 2014,
    Score: 16.5

    Lovely sloe and wild berry notes and a slate-y coolness to this wine which is intriguing. The oak is spot on and there is no greenness. Not flamboyant, just calm, centred and refreshing. Delightful wine for the medium term.

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Producer

Château Lafon-Rochet

Ch Lafon Rochet is ideally situated due northwest of Lafite and west of Cos d'Estournel. Though its terroir is exceptional, many critics believed that earlier vintages in the 1970s and 1980s were too tannic and lacked charm. Since the 1990s, it has steadily improved due to several factors such as harvesting later, increasing the amount of new oak and using a higher percentage of Merlot in the blend - a trend which has a strong following in St Estèphe at the moment. The property has been in the hands of the Tesseron family since 1959 and the property has been managed by the third generation of the family, Basile Tesseron, since 2007.

Region

St Estèphe

St Estèphe is the most northern of Médoc communal crus. Its unique terroir is made up of layers of gravel which are supported by a dense clay base. This subsoil retains water in dry seasons and works particularly well with Merlot, a largely planted variety which is used to flesh out Cabernet Sauvignon. This clay base also creates powerful, textured tannins which enable St Estèphe to stand out from the pack. Like St Julien, it is one of the four most important communal appellations of the Médoc which does not contain any first growths, despite its southern border being a stone'sthrow from Château Lafite. Nonetheless, it is home to some excellent châteaux making fine wines such as Cos d'Estournel, Montrose, Calon Ségur and Lafon Rochet.