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Food pairing
  • Beef
  • Cheese
  • Game Meat
  • Hearty Stews
  • Pasta with Tomato Sauce
  • Pizza
  • Pork
  • Poultry
  • Veal

2009 Lafon Rochet Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS92
  • WE92
  • ST91
  • WS91
  • WA90
  • JL

Reviews

JS92
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, August 2012
Pretty aromas of menthol and other spices and red fruits. Full to medium body with fine tannins and a refined finish. Very lovely now but obviously better in 2015.
WE92
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2012
This is a chateau that is getting better and better. This 2009 is packed with sweet fruit, impressive tannins and a complex dark structure. It is fruity, yet powerful, for good aging.
ST91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2012
Good ruby-red. Superripe aromas of plum, dark chocolate and menthol. Dense and fine-grained, with good energy to its dark fruit, cinder and woodsmoke flavors. Very glossy in a 2009 way. Finishes rich and ripe, with... Good ruby-red. Superripe aromas of plum, dark chocolate and menthol. Dense and fine-grained, with good energy to its dark fruit, cinder and woodsmoke flavors. Very glossy in a 2009 way. Finishes rich and ripe, with substantial dusty tannins.
WS91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2012
Juicy and very lively, with lots of briar, currant, cherry, toasty spice and anise notes all framed by bright floral and iron hints. The long finish has excellent cut and drive. Best from 2013 through 2021. -JM
WA90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
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... 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.
JL
Jeff Loo - JJ Buckley, January 2012
Half of the blend of 67% cabernet sauvignon, 27% merlot, 5% petit verdot and 1% cabernet franc was aged in new oak. The dark purple color is somewhat deceiving. Not a very big wine, yet it coats the glass while offering... Half of the blend of 67% cabernet sauvignon, 27% merlot, 5% petit verdot and 1% cabernet franc was aged in new oak. The dark purple color is somewhat deceiving. Not a very big wine, yet it coats the glass while offering up aromas of grilled meats, lots of red and black fruits and ground pepper, mixed with a small amount of green bell pepper and spice. The palate is medium bodied and straightforward. Although lacking some intensity on the mid palate, the acidity comes in and brings the tannins back into focus. This is for the near to mid-term drinking and is not a long term cellaring prospect. Drink from 2012-2020.

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