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Score 91-92/100 · James Suckling

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

Critic Scores

Critic scores
92
92/100

Average Score

92
91-92/100

James Suckling

89
87-90/100

Wine Spectator

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87 - 90 points
Wine Spectator
Score 87-90/100 · Wine Spectator

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 points
Jancis Robinson MW
Score 16/20 · Jancis Robinson MW

54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. First vintage in the new chai. Picked 20 September. Mid crimson, a bit paler and less blue than the 2014. Light and fresh on the nose – very fragrant and rather atypical for the vintage on the nose but lots of roundness on the palate. A little right banky? Very round and ripe. Atypical. Not quite the energy or refreshment value (nor acidity?) of the 2014. Jul 2017, www.jancisrobinson.com, Drink: 2023-2040

94 points
Tim Atkin MW
Score 94/100 · Tim Atkin MW

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

Instantly recognisable for its sunshine-yellow château and labels, Ch. Lafon-Rochet is a Fourth Growth Saint-Estèphe estate renowned for its age-worthy wines. Quality at the property has increased significantly over the last two decades and, with new owners from 2021, this will only continue.

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