2010 Lafon Rochet



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Average critic rating : 90.5 points

90

90

I had some bottle variation with this blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. The 2010 from Lafon Rochet seemed slightly restrained and closed down on the three occasions I tasted it in Bordeaux. Dense black/ruby, it displays sweet tannin, excellent purity, fresh fruit and a very primary, almost grapy style with lots of fruit, but at the same time, a somewhat monolithic character. It should turn out fine, but it certainly needs a good 7-8 years of cellaring and should drink well for up to two decades. ||The property is owned by the Tesseron family and run by the newest generation, son Basile, who is converting the estate to biodynamic farming a la his uncle, Alfred Tesseron at Pontet Canet. Wine Advocate.February, 2013

92-94

92-94

Tasted twice at the UGC and the Château, the Lafon-Rochet has a very lifted, pure bouquet with tarry blackberry, cassis and dark plum, all very well defined although needing time to coalesce. The palate has a tarry, graphite tinged entry, firm, slightly coarse tannins but very good definition on the fresh finish. Again, just a little disjointed at the moment, but the foundations are here for a great wine. Tasted April 2011. Neal Martin, erobertparker.com

90-93

90-93

This has a nice winey core of dark plum and macerated black cherry fruit, followed by racy acidity and flashes of violet and graphite. Sneakily long.James Molesworth, winespectator.com

17.5

17.5

Superbly ripe Cabernet fruit and lush yet firm flavours and perfect tannins make this an explosively good wine for the medium and long term. Drink 2017-30. Steven Spurrier, decanter.com

86-87

86-87

This is a very structured St Estephe with very tough tannins and a dry finish. The wine will likely improve with some time in bottle. Right now, the wall of tannins makes it hard to see beyond it. asianpalate.com

16

16

A rather rustic nose with a definite prune element. Good and chewy and with fine, if slightly over-ripe fruit at the end.



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