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2010 Lafon Rochet Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA92
  • NM92
  • ST90
  • WS90
  • AF

Reviews

WA92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010: Proprietor Basile Tesseron may have produced his finest Lafon Rochet to date. The 2010's inky/blue/purple color is followed by a distinctive bouquet of spring flowers, blueberry pie, blackberry liqueur and... 2010: Proprietor Basile Tesseron may have produced his finest Lafon Rochet to date. The 2010's inky/blue/purple color is followed by a distinctive bouquet of spring flowers, blueberry pie, blackberry liqueur and crushed rocks. Although a classified growth, this wine is an undeniable sleeper of the vintage as its price remains reasonable. The wine possesses terrific structure, ripe tannins and a voluminous, broad, deep impression on the palate. The fruit intensity, purity and richness suggest 4-5 years of cellaring will be required and the wine will last for 20+ years.
NM92
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2011
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... 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.
ST90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2011
Dark ruby-red. Deep, pure, perfumed aromas of black fruits, cured tobacco and black tea. Brawny and a bit chunky on the palate with a minty quality to the black fruit and flint flavors. Finishes with big, chewy tannins... Dark ruby-red. Deep, pure, perfumed aromas of black fruits, cured tobacco and black tea. Brawny and a bit chunky on the palate with a minty quality to the black fruit and flint flavors. Finishes with big, chewy tannins and a persistent note of cassis. Shows a creamy texture and plenty of palate weight but seems a little unrefined presently. This will need a good eight to ten years in the bottle to harmonize fully and should go on for another 20 after that...Ian D'Agata
WS90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
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. -J.M.
AF
Andy Frieden - JJ Buckley, April 2011
66% cabernet sauvignon, 31% merlot, 3% petit verdot. 50% new oak. Blackberry jam, flower blossoms and stony minerality emerge on the nose. The palate is open knit with juicy blackberry and boysenberry and a precise, dense... 66% cabernet sauvignon, 31% merlot, 3% petit verdot. 50% new oak. Blackberry jam, flower blossoms and stony minerality emerge on the nose. The palate is open knit with juicy blackberry and boysenberry and a precise, dense texture with a long finish complete with realized tannins. A delightful wine, this is showing great now.

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