Château Lafon-Rochet,

Château Lafon-Rochet

Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot,Petit Verdot,
Bordeaux,France,
2016
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  • Neal Martin: 95

£90.49

Bottle size: 750 ml,

In stock

“Château Lafon-Rochet is one of the oldest estates in Saint-Estèphe, with origins dating back to the 16th century.
Initially known as “Domaine de Rochet”, it was renamed “Château Lafon-Rochet” in 1650 following the marriage of its owner, Antoinette de Guillemotes, to Étienne de Lafon.
Château Lafon-Rochet saw two centuries of winegrowing during which the vineyard grew and improved dramatically, culminating in its awarding of the title of Quatrième Grand Cru Classé at the Official Classification of 1855.

At Château Lafon-Rochet, every goal, every action, is aimed at preserving what is most precious to us: the complex and unique terroir on which our vines grow.

It is a daily duty that we perform with passion.”

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In The Cellar
Cabernet Sauvignon : 67% Merlot : 25% Cabernet Franc : 6% Petit Verdot : 2%

In The Vineyard
"The diversity of Château Lafon-Rochet’s soils, comprising a composition of gravel (providing excellent natural drainage) and blue clay deposits, creates a strikingly unique terroir that our team has worked tirelessly to understand in order to bring out its fullest potential. We believe that a great terroir is required to make a great wine – a philosophy that spurs our commitment to preserving its richness."
"The 2016 Lafon-Rochet has a very engaging bouquet, a mixture of red and black fruit laced with pencil shavings and loamy scents. In fact, the more you nose this wine, the more its complexity becomes apparent. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and a fine line of acidity, ripe and generous yet maintaining outstanding tension and revealing a judicious touch of peppercorns on the finish, which fans out gloriously. This is a fabulous Lafon-Rochet and certainly the best bottle of 2016 that I have encountered. Tasted blind at the Southwold tasting. 2021 - 2040" Neal Martin, vinous.com, August 2020
Alcohol:14%