Château Lafon-Rochet

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

9.246 ratings
9.39 pro ratings
St. Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.2

Very enjoyable Wednesday Wine Committee lunch today with @Weston Eidson & @Colby Siratt hosting. Same format as always...1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine all tasted blind.

Out of the four reds, this changed the most in the glass. Very floral and pretty. Sweetness tobacco, black cherries, and an herbal finish. Potpourri too. I called this right bank post 2010 vintage. Youthful for sure.

Very enjoyable Wednesday Wine Committee lunch today with @Weston Eidson & @Colby Siratt hosting. Same format as always...1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine all tasted blind.

Out of the four reds, this changed the most in the glass. Very floral and pretty. Sweetness tobacco, black cherries, and an herbal finish. Potpourri too. I called this right bank post 2010 vintage. Youthful for sure.

May 23rd, 2019
Steven Gullo

Still shows some youthful qualities.

Still shows some youthful qualities.

Dec 28th, 2016
Steven Gullo

Big and burly with ripe tannins baked blue fruits, and graphite minerality. Drinking better on day 2. Delicious now, but still a baby.

Big and burly with ripe tannins baked blue fruits, and graphite minerality. Drinking better on day 2. Delicious now, but still a baby.

Mar 18th, 2016
John Wight

Sommelier/Wine Director Luce Restaurant

9.4

Delicious and youthful!

Delicious and youthful!

May 24th, 2013
Steve Matthiasson

Owner/Winemaker Matthiasson Wines

9.7

Bright fresh snappy focused Bordeaux, just right

Bright fresh snappy focused Bordeaux, just right

May 23rd, 2013
Trent Ghiringhelli

Great wine...2000 is reaching its prime. Balanced fruit, acidity, and representative of St. Estephe, thanks Luca.

Great wine...2000 is reaching its prime. Balanced fruit, acidity, and representative of St. Estephe, thanks Luca.

Jan 1st, 2013
Timothy Lynch

Solidly good....and that’s as far as I can take it. (It’s not gathering character going forward so perhaps drinking earlier may have produced a higher score...that’s my guess.)

Solidly good....and that’s as far as I can take it. (It’s not gathering character going forward so perhaps drinking earlier may have produced a higher score...that’s my guess.)

Nov 5th, 2020
Francois Franzl

Excellent wine. Ready to drink but with probably at least another 10 years to go.
Typical Saint Estephe nose with notes of Forest and ripe black fruits.
Aromas of black currant, very ripe wild strawberry. Soft tanins.

Excellent wine. Ready to drink but with probably at least another 10 years to go.
Typical Saint Estephe nose with notes of Forest and ripe black fruits.
Aromas of black currant, very ripe wild strawberry. Soft tanins.

Nov 2nd, 2020
Raye Ackerman

Drinking so well.

Drinking so well.

Oct 25th, 2020
Hayden Beard

17 and still young! Ok so I guess I'll have to get another bottle and see in another 10. However still an amazingly smooth drink. Cab Franc, yum. Great with friend (might be better by oneself)

17 and still young! Ok so I guess I'll have to get another bottle and see in another 10. However still an amazingly smooth drink. Cab Franc, yum. Great with friend (might be better by oneself)

Sep 1st, 2017