2016 Lafon Rochet Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
2016 Lafon Rochet Bordeaux Blend
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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, September 2019
Cigar box, earth, cedar wood, spice and fresh red fruits really sing out here. Full-bodied and loaded with ripe, red pit fruits, the wine has length and character. Age this for 5-7 years and drink it over the next 2...   Cigar box, earth, cedar wood, spice and fresh red fruits really sing out here. Full-bodied and loaded with ripe, red pit fruits, the wine has length and character. Age this for 5-7 years and drink it over the next 2 decades or more. Produced from a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. 94 Points Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=2016&wine=Chateau%20Lafon-Rochet  
WS 93
Wine Spectator, March 2019
This is vivid, with a mix of steeped red and black currant coulis flavors streaming through, while ample savory, bay leaf, tobacco and warm stone notes course underneath. The elements meld wonderfully on the finish...   This is vivid, with a mix of steeped red and black currant coulis flavors streaming through, while ample savory, bay leaf, tobacco and warm stone notes course underneath. The elements meld wonderfully on the finish, revealing a tug of savory and earth at the very end. Best from 2023 through 2033. 8,333 cases made. — JM  
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  
DC 93
Decanter, April 2021
This has precise flavours, intense violet aromas, and plenty of personality, zing, spice and finesse, which tasting several times only confirmed. A Cabernet Sauvignon dominant (67%) blend, it's rounded out by 27% Merlot...   This has precise flavours, intense violet aromas, and plenty of personality, zing, spice and finesse, which tasting several times only confirmed. A Cabernet Sauvignon dominant (67%) blend, it's rounded out by 27% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, and was aged in 30% new oak. The consultant is Jean Claude Berrouet, who spent years making Château Petrus, which has the same kind of blue clay as parts of Lafon Rochet's vineyard. No chemical pesticides or herbicides are used, and 2016 was the first year for two new vat rooms. 2016 was a stunning vintage for St-Estèphe and for this fourth growth.  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Estephe
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Closure Cork