Château Lafon-Rochet

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

9.036 ratings
9.06 pro ratings
St. Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
Krystal Lemons

Yes please!

Yes please!

Jun 2nd, 2015
Barrett Anderson

Winemaker Terra Valentine

8.6

Touch Bretty but good Bordeaux. Relatively youthful. Drinking well but could go longer.

Touch Bretty but good Bordeaux. Relatively youthful. Drinking well but could go longer.

Nov 10th, 2013
Enzo di bonaventura

Loved every moment of this one. Was a bit one note at the end but still extremely tasty.

Loved every moment of this one. Was a bit one note at the end but still extremely tasty.

Jan 8th, 2020
Ron Siegel

This had red & black fruits with sweet spice, vanilla, graphite, forest floor & tobacco.

This had red & black fruits with sweet spice, vanilla, graphite, forest floor & tobacco.

Sep 17th, 2019
Ron Siegel

Purchased on release owc for under $30 showing Inky black & dark red fruits, forest floor, graphite, sweet spices & tobacco. Full bodied that is drinking well.

Purchased on release owc for under $30 showing Inky black & dark red fruits, forest floor, graphite, sweet spices & tobacco. Full bodied that is drinking well.

May 13th, 2019
Laurier Tremblay

Very disappointing. 2003, cellared well. Well beyond its prime. Decanted for ~5 hours before tasting. Virtually no fruit left. Just a “raisiny” taste with firm tannins. Definitely not for me. Discarded the bottle.

Very disappointing. 2003, cellared well. Well beyond its prime. Decanted for ~5 hours before tasting. Virtually no fruit left. Just a “raisiny” taste with firm tannins. Definitely not for me. Discarded the bottle.

Oct 21st, 2018
Chris England

One of the best vintages of this fab Chateau @ £52 drinking lovely now & next couple of years 👍

🍇 53% Cab S, 45% Mer & 2% Cab F

🍷 Deep ruby red

👃 Crushed wet mineral rock covered in earth & leaves w/ mocha, liquorice pushing through plump dark plum, squished blackcurrant & smokey oak

👄 Med body of silky smooth fully integrated ripe dark fruits in liquorice, mocha & earth

🎯 Med+ mocha liquorice dark fruit

One of the best vintages of this fab Chateau @ £52 drinking lovely now & next couple of years 👍

🍇 53% Cab S, 45% Mer & 2% Cab F

🍷 Deep ruby red

👃 Crushed wet mineral rock covered in earth & leaves w/ mocha, liquorice pushing through plump dark plum, squished blackcurrant & smokey oak

👄 Med body of silky smooth fully integrated ripe dark fruits in liquorice, mocha & earth

🎯 Med+ mocha liquorice dark fruit

Apr 28th, 2017
Steve Haro

A beautiful wine. Eucalyptus and spice on the nose. Lots of wet earth and clay with blackberry and gravel notes. Smokey finish. Wonderful.

A beautiful wine. Eucalyptus and spice on the nose. Lots of wet earth and clay with blackberry and gravel notes. Smokey finish. Wonderful.

Sep 25th, 2016
JJ Lumia

#KWN Wine 3. From the get-go, clearly had some age to it. Exhibits initial cherry fruit, which immediately falls into the background. Secondary flavors of leather, forest floor and clay quickly overtake the palate. A Smoky finish with hints of eucalyptus. Opened up nicely over a couple of hours. Magical.

#KWN Wine 3. From the get-go, clearly had some age to it. Exhibits initial cherry fruit, which immediately falls into the background. Secondary flavors of leather, forest floor and clay quickly overtake the palate. A Smoky finish with hints of eucalyptus. Opened up nicely over a couple of hours. Magical.

Sep 25th, 2016
Emeline Vast

Awesome wine for à Grand Cru Classé!!! Very smooth and a strong tanin makes it exceptionnal 😃😃

Awesome wine for à Grand Cru Classé!!! Very smooth and a strong tanin makes it exceptionnal 😃😃

Apr 1st, 2016