Château-Lafon-Rochet Saint Estèphe 2010

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Classified as a fourth growth in 1855, Lafon Rochet consists of a 100 acre vineyard planted to 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc in Bordeaux's northern area of Saint Estephe. Superbly located adjacent to both Lafite Rothschild and Cos d'Estournel, the well-priced Lafon Rochet is producing wines of significant character and aging capability.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation St. Estephe
Brand Château-Lafon-Rochet
Alcohol/vol 14%
  • we93

Wine EnthusiastWith the release of this hugely tannic wine, this serious chateau-under the direction of the Tesseron family, which also owns Château Pontet-Canet-continues its recent upward progress. The structure currently hides opulent fruit that holds great promise for the future. With both power and richness, there's a long life ahead.

Roger Voss, February 1, 2013
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorFeatures a dark currant and blackberry coulis core, surrounded by charcoal, singed savory and light coffee notes. The solid, firm, taut finish should let this linger in the cellar for a decade. Best from 2014 through 2024.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2013
  • wa90+

Wine AdvocateI had some bottle variation with this blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. The 2010 from Lafon Rochet seemed slightly restrained and closed down on the three occasions I tasted it in Bordeaux. Dense black/ruby, it displays sweet tannin, excellent purity, fresh fruit and a very primary, almost grapy style with lots of fruit, but at the same time, a somewhat monolithic character. It should turn out fine, but it certainly needs a good 7-8 years of cellaring and should drink well for up to two decades.

Robert Parker, February 2013