2016 Lafon Rochet Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
2016 Lafon Rochet Bordeaux Blend
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  • WA 93

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Reg: $74.94

$59.94

In Stock: 0 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 24+ btls
ETA: Dec. 2021

*Price does not include U.S. import tariffs that may be due from buyer on arrival. Please see our Terms & Conditions of Sale.

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JS 94
jamessuckling.com, February 2019
An explosion of all manner of black berries with discreet, toasty and smoky oak, makes this a joyful St.-Estèphe. Then the great balance of ripeness, lively acidity and velvety tannins come together beautifully at the...   An explosion of all manner of black berries with discreet, toasty and smoky oak, makes this a joyful St.-Estèphe. Then the great balance of ripeness, lively acidity and velvety tannins come together beautifully at the elegant finish to make this the best wine from this producer in modern times. Needs two or three years to soften. Try in 2022.  
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast, May 2019
Now producing impressive wines, this estate has made a firm, rich wine in this vintage. Its tannins are very present, but they have a velvet edge that is immediately attractive. Not that the wine won't age: its structure...   Now producing impressive wines, this estate has made a firm, rich wine in this vintage. Its tannins are very present, but they have a velvet edge that is immediately attractive. Not that the wine won't age: its structure and good acidity will see to that. Drink from 2025.  
JL 94
TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2018
Floral in nature, the wine is full bodied, rich, round and soft. The dark red fruits are ripe, spice, sweet and fresh. The wine has lift, character and while the freshness is present, the wine never loses its focus on its...   Floral in nature, the wine is full bodied, rich, round and soft. The dark red fruits are ripe, spice, sweet and fresh. The wine has lift, character and while the freshness is present, the wine never loses its focus on its sweetness in the perfectly ripe berries. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=2016&wine=Chateau%20Lafon-Rochet  
DC 94
Decanter, October 2018
Closed yet concentrated and silky, this takes its time and although there is balance, it's certainly not generous. The high acidity is notable but it softens, deepens, and opens on the palate, revealing black fruits held...   Closed yet concentrated and silky, this takes its time and although there is balance, it's certainly not generous. The high acidity is notable but it softens, deepens, and opens on the palate, revealing black fruits held in a chargrilled frame. Matured in 50% new French and Austrian oak. Drinking Window 2024 - 2040  
WS 93
Wine Spectator, April 2017
(WS90-93 points) Very pure, with a lilac note leading the way for racy red currant and cassis flavors. The finish is alive, featuring a brisk iron note and long, pleasantly austere structure. Nicely done. — J.M.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2017
(WA91-93 points) The 2016 Lafon Rochet is a blend of 25% Merlot, 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot and 6% Cabernet Franc cropped at 46 hectoliters per hectare and matured in 50% new oak. The harvest was between 1...   (WA91-93 points) The 2016 Lafon Rochet is a blend of 25% Merlot, 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot and 6% Cabernet Franc cropped at 46 hectoliters per hectare and matured in 50% new oak. The harvest was between 1 October and 20 October. The alcohol is 13.6%, which is just a little higher here than say Cos d'Estournel or Montrose. It has a very succinct bouquet with blackberry, bilberry and light oyster shell aromas, classic in style, more reserved than I found the 2015 Lafon Rochet last year. The palate is medium-bodied with powerful tannin on the entry, a keen line of acidity (3.65 pH), fine symmetry with a pleasant rondeur on the finish sprinkled with black pepper and tobacco. This is a very fine Lafon Rochet from Basile Tesseron and his team. - Neal Martin  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Estephe
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Closure Cork