Château-Lafon-Rochet Saint Estèphe 2010
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|Region||France, Bordeaux, St. Estephe|
Wine AdvocateDeep garnet in color, the 2010 Lafon-Rochet comes bounding out of the glass with sit-up-and-beg notes of crème de cassis, blackberry pie and blueberry preserves followed by suggestions of Chinese five spice, potpourri and tilled soil. Full-bodied and concentrated, with loads of black and blue fruit layers, it has a rock-solid backbone of grainy tannins and compelling freshness, finishing long and fragrant.
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.
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.