Château Lafon-Rochet

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

9.173 ratings
9.112 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
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Wine writer http://www.israelwines.co.il

9.1

This Chateau Lafon Rochet from the superb 2005 vintage is beaming with elegance, still a bit young, yet delicious, sublime and tempting.
My old tasting note stays firm as I go through the case, the nose is a bit restrained yet tempting and complex, notes of black currents, leather, earth, oak, dust and pepper. The body is full with round tannins and balancing acidity, the finish is long and chewy. I recommend a couple of hours decanting before enjoying at this early stage.
My score 91, drink to 2030

This Chateau Lafon Rochet from the superb 2005 vintage is beaming with elegance, still a bit young, yet delicious, sublime and tempting.
My old tasting note stays firm as I go through the case, the nose is a bit restrained yet tempting and complex, notes of black currents, leather, earth, oak, dust and pepper. The body is full with round tannins and balancing acidity, the finish is long and chewy. I recommend a couple of hours decanting before enjoying at this early stage.
My score 91, drink to 2030

Jul 25th, 2020
Andrew Lohse

Slapping prettying hard: big fruit, big depth and concentration, big tannin. Would be cool to revisit in 20-25.

Slapping prettying hard: big fruit, big depth and concentration, big tannin. Would be cool to revisit in 20-25.

Nov 21st, 2019
Trevor Maskell

Solid claret. Cab blend holding up well at 12 years. Hasn't even budged in its aging. Good tannin and weight, delicious fruit. Long life ahead

Solid claret. Cab blend holding up well at 12 years. Hasn't even budged in its aging. Good tannin and weight, delicious fruit. Long life ahead

Jul 7th, 2017
Ben Franco

Owner Winedown cafe & wine bar

8.9

#saintestèphe #wie

#saintestèphe #wie

Jun 25th, 2017
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.9

A bit rough initially, but softens with air. A relatively weak 2005.

A bit rough initially, but softens with air. A relatively weak 2005.

Sep 1st, 2016
Ty Richchouyrod

Will last for another 20 years!!!!!

Will last for another 20 years!!!!!

Apr 17th, 2016
Will Stanley

Tremendous. What complexity of flavours. Not an age-worthy wine it must be said, but brilliant at this age now.

Tremendous. What complexity of flavours. Not an age-worthy wine it must be said, but brilliant at this age now.

Sep 5th, 2013
Kimberly Anderson

Elegant BDX blend. Black cherry, leather, and bay leaf aromas. Round with tertiary flavors coming alive. Red fruit, leather, dried herbs with a long smooth finish. Cheers!

Elegant BDX blend. Black cherry, leather, and bay leaf aromas. Round with tertiary flavors coming alive. Red fruit, leather, dried herbs with a long smooth finish. Cheers!

Sep 13th, 2020
Devin Bostick

Mild acid and body, not sweet, sweet full body

Mild acid and body, not sweet, sweet full body

Apr 20th, 2019
Chris England

Just found out from @"Odedi" it’s International Merlot day so out came this £62 Merlot driven St Estephe 😅 will keep improving for sure 👍

📍 Chateau Lafon Rochet 2005

🏵 92-93 points

🍇 49% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc.

🍷 Deep dark ruby

👃 Minerals, gravel & pencil lead through smokey oak baked black berry fruits w/ minty herbs, mocha & red berry tones

👄 Med body of blackberry, redcurrant & plum in minerals w/ a dry cocoa kick & earthy red liquorice tone

🎯 Med red & dark berry slight dry mineral cocoa linger

Just found out from @"Odedi" it’s International Merlot day so out came this £62 Merlot driven St Estephe 😅 will keep improving for sure 👍

📍 Chateau Lafon Rochet 2005

🏵 92-93 points

🍇 49% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc.

🍷 Deep dark ruby

👃 Minerals, gravel & pencil lead through smokey oak baked black berry fruits w/ minty herbs, mocha & red berry tones

👄 Med body of blackberry, redcurrant & plum in minerals w/ a dry cocoa kick & earthy red liquorice tone

🎯 Med red & dark berry slight dry mineral cocoa linger

Nov 7th, 2018