2015 Lafon Rochet



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£324.00
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Average critic rating : 91.21 points

92-95

92-95

One of the potential sleepers of the vintage, Basil Tesseron's 2015 Lafon-Rochet is a total knock-out. Explosive, deep and powerful, the 2015 possesses remarkable richness and intensity. A host of black cherry, smoke, gravel, menthol, tar and licorice notes abound. I tasted the 2015 four times over two weeks. During that time, the wine seemed to acquire more and more freshness as well as finesse. There is little question Lafon-Rochet is one of the stars of Saint-Estèphe in 2015. The blend is 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. Jean-Claude Berrouet consults. Apr 2016, www.Vinous.com

90-92

90-92

The 2015 Lafon Rochet is a blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, picked between 25 September and 9 October. Matured in 40% to 50% new oak from eight coopers including Stockinger since last year, it has a dense blackberry and boysenberry scented bouquet that is a little more voluptuous than its peers. The palate is again quite dense with "stocky" tannin, obdurate and a little hard at the moment, structured and clearly a Lafon-Rochet that is built for the long-term. It will need several years to just lose its brutishness. Apr 2016, www.eRobertParker.com, Drink: 2025-2050

91-92

91-92

A firm and silky red with blueberry and dark chocolate aromas and flavors. Full to medium body, serious core of fruit for the vintage. Mar 2016, www.JamesSuckling.com

87-90

87-90

Fresh and direct, featuring a ripe beam of kirsch and black cherry fruit augmented by lilac and iron notes. Balanced, with a gentle structure. Mar 2016, James Molesworth, www.WineSpectator.com

16

16

Particularly dark. Rather beguiling. Perhaps a bit more evolved than most but rewarding. Nice lift at the end. Very fruity/juicy. Apr 2016, www.JancisRobinson.com, Drink: 2023-2037

91

91

More florality than usual on the lifted, gamey fruit. Less robust and more elegant than previous years; a very good wine from this château. Apr 2016, Steven Spurrier, www.Decanter.com, Drink: 2021-2035

94

94

Definitely among the best St. Estèphes in 2015, this is a classic expression of the appellation, which shows no sign of rain-affected dilution at all. Rich tannins, plush, perfumed fruit and refined, granular tannins. A triumph over the elements. Apr 2016, www.timatkin.com, Drink: 2022-2032



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Lafon Rochet 2015
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