Château Lafon-Rochet

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

9.150 ratings
9.011 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
Jay Kline

Still a baby. Tasted alongside the 2009 Rafanelli Cab and while both were killer, the Rafanelli seems to have the edge right now. This was still pretty wound up and seemed to have more to show down the road. Cassis, pencil shavings, earth. Tannic. Drink now with some patience or a decant. Will be best after 2025.

Still a baby. Tasted alongside the 2009 Rafanelli Cab and while both were killer, the Rafanelli seems to have the edge right now. This was still pretty wound up and seemed to have more to show down the road. Cassis, pencil shavings, earth. Tannic. Drink now with some patience or a decant. Will be best after 2025.

May 2nd, 2019
Jeremiah Allen

Grrr

Jun 6th, 2015
Scott Rowe

This will benefit from a few more years in the cellar, opens up beautifully in the glass!!

This will benefit from a few more years in the cellar, opens up beautifully in the glass!!

Aug 19th, 2014
K. Syrah

2010. 9.0-9.1. Good for older Bordeaux fix, but lacks fruit to be great. Glycerin, minerals, some pencil lead come through at expense of muted blue and black fruits and moderate, integrated tannins. Little/no acid or tartness to round it all out. Certainly interesting but unlikely to gain what it needs over time. $74 at Liquor Outlet.

2010. 9.0-9.1. Good for older Bordeaux fix, but lacks fruit to be great. Glycerin, minerals, some pencil lead come through at expense of muted blue and black fruits and moderate, integrated tannins. Little/no acid or tartness to round it all out. Certainly interesting but unlikely to gain what it needs over time. $74 at Liquor Outlet.

Jan 1st, 2021
Christopher Severo

Had at quality Italian

Had at quality Italian

Apr 6th, 2019
Veridiana Severo

Had at qualify Italian 2010 vintage excellent

Had at qualify Italian 2010 vintage excellent

Apr 6th, 2019
Iwan

Still a baby. Can use a good 10 more years.

Still a baby. Can use a good 10 more years.

Apr 3rd, 2019
Brian Tabolt

Elegant

Elegant

Jul 8th, 2018
Patricia Schnitzer

May 16, 2018. Bordeaux. At the Chateau. Most awesome. 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot. Black fruit, smooth tannins. Ohlala. Best wine of the day, and what a fabulous day it was in the Medoc.

May 16, 2018. Bordeaux. At the Chateau. Most awesome. 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot. Black fruit, smooth tannins. Ohlala. Best wine of the day, and what a fabulous day it was in the Medoc.

Apr 16th, 2018
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9.0

Savoureux des l attaque
En bouche du fruit rouge mur de la griotte ...
Un final persistant très parfumé
Mériterait à mon avis 1 ou 2 ans de garde supplémentaire

Savoureux des l attaque
En bouche du fruit rouge mur de la griotte ...
Un final persistant très parfumé
Mériterait à mon avis 1 ou 2 ans de garde supplémentaire

Jan 1st, 2018