2010 Lafon Rochet Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WA 94
  • NM 94
  • WS 93
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 2010 Lafon Rochet Bordeaux Blend

WA 94
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 crushed... 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.
NM 94
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 graphite... 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.
WS 93
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.
IWC 93
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 and a... 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
JJB 93
Andrew 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.