2009 Lafon Rochet



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£369.00
£34.00
£34.00 DP

Average critic rating : 91.4 points

90

90

This wine seems to be one of the few that has not yet recovered from bottling. In a somewhat monolithic, latched-down style, it has plenty of stuffing, lots of structure and an impressive dark ruby/purple color, but it is very hard to coax from the glass. It is a rather classic St.-Estephe made by the Tesseron family, with its distinctive blood orange label, but this wine seems to beg for another 5-7 years of bottle age. The final blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc has some impressive fruit, but the wine just seems slightly more clipped and narrow than I remember it from barrel. Hopefully, time will mellow out this impression. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2035. Wine Advocate.February, 2012

91-93

91-93

A sample taken on 23rd March tasted at the property. A blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% vin de presse, a pH of 3.65 and alcohol 13.5% with 50% matured in new oak. This has a tightly wound that unfurls nicely over 15 minutes, a nice minerality here, really exposed at the moment. Blackberry, a touch of raspberry, wild hedgerow, very pure and refined. The palate is medium-bodied, firm tannins, quite tight at the moment, very focused, gentle grip, and racy acidity towards the finish. Very Cabernet dominated finish, more structure than usual thanks to the higher percentage, perhaps just needing to flesh out on the finish, although that should come with extended barrel ageing. (N.B. A second sample at a negoçiant showed more flesh and suppleness towards the finish) Tasted March 2010.

89-92

89-92

Currant and spices on the nose follow through to a medium body, with fine tannins and a medium finish. Solid structure

17

17

Basile Tesseron responsible from the 2007 vintage. Very dense and vital crimson. Lots of interest and savour on the nose here. Very fluid and flattering – again! – and polished. Dry finish but lots of fruit beforehand. Vibrant. Neat. Exceptionally long. Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.com

17.5

17.5

Black red, colour sticks to the glass, big smoky Cabernet cassis nose, excellent natural concentration, intense yet lifted fruit, lots of succulence and lots of grip, a really well-expressed, well-made wine with a very good future. Drink 2015-30.



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