The Château Lafon Rochet is a red wine made by Château Lafon Rochet from Saint-Estèphe of the best of merlot grapes. The Château Lafon Rochet is the ideal red to combine with parmesano and cheese. Drinks&Co users reviewed this red wine with 4 of 5 points.
“Color: intense garnet | Nose: Elegant nose, complex and fine. He first develops aromas of black fruit (black cherry, blackcurrant), plus subtle. . . | Palate: The wine exhibits balance, fruity sweetness, gluttony and precision in the mouth, even offering sympath. . . | Evolution: Aging potential 10 to 20 years |”
“The grapes follow the same grandmothers recipe for the cultivation of old apple trees, of which apples have more taste, a genuine flavour and a very particular length that is not only due to the variety but at the age of this apple tree. Coming from the oldest wines of the vineyard, they bear less fruit, but offer greater complexity. Lafon-Rochet is a wine that is both simple and complex, it expresses aromas of black fruit in most vintages. There is truly a blend and features specific to Saint-Estèphe, a certain warmth and roundness, full of delicacy coming from Merlots grape variety.”
“TASTING NOTES OF 2012 Château Lafon Rochet:
- View: sustained garnet.
- Nose: black fruit nose, earthy touches and minerals.
- Mouth: full, powerful, fine tannins and fresh, excellent concentration and length ..
GRAPES: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot 2%.
PAIRING: red meats such as lamb, roast turkey, corn and chestnuts.
“The history of wine Saint Estèphe AOC 4ème Grand Cru Classé starts back in 17th century with the Lafon Rochet and families, in the famous Saint-Estèphe appellation in Bordeaux. In the historical classification of wines dating back to 1885 Saint Estèphe AOC 4ème Grand Cru Classé Château Lafon-Rochet he is one of the fourteen Quatrièmes Grand Cru Classé of that famous list. Currently the estate is 45 hectares cultivated with grape vines with Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet (both sauvignon that franc) and formed by type clay soil - limestone, perfect for the screws. The Saint Estèphe AOC 4ème Grand Cru Classé Château Lafon-Rochet is a particular wine red berry formed by two main varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon 55% and Merlot for another 40%, while the remaining 5% is composed of Cabernet Franc ( for a 3%) and Petit Verdot (for the last 2%). The wine has as main feature the strength and intensity (also due to merlot, in high amounts), but above all has great aging potential that will enhance even more the sensory aspects. Great wine!”
“A wine that is both simple and complex, aromas of black fruit in most vintages, there is truly a fade and a particular expression propore in Saint Estèphe
Charming, almost flattering bouquet plays with notes of vanilla, ripe fruit and dried flowers Gras and round the palace book good tannins, well dressed by wood”
“The Saint Estèphe are the most tannic wines of the Médoc. Dressed in red garnet, they are long closed mouth to better explode when mature. 2006 was a difficult vintage. It is a winemaker's vintage. The winter was cold and hard with snowfall. Spring was wet which allowed the mildew from spreading. The warm spell from mid-June evolved into drought. The month of August was execrable. Finally a beautiful September allowed harvest on a beautiful maturities. Good winemakers have managed a beautiful and great vintage.”
Sweet aromas of creme de cassis intermixed with smoke, licorice, and toasty new oak; medium to full-bodied, sweet tannin, and loads of flavor as well as depth
VINEYARD: Château Lafon-Rochet”
“The Saint Estèphe are the most tannic wines of the Médoc. Dressed in red garnet, they are long closed mouth to better explode when mature. The 1993 vintage was a small vintage. The harvest had trouble with rot attacks. The wines tasted good on their youth and aged very irregularly. Red wines showed a beautiful and intense deep color, good balance and a good structure with harmonious tannins.”
“Opaque red. The Saint-Estèphe smells like cherry, licorice.A slightly bitter end.
I had it with fish, but I didn't like the fish, and therefore the wine didn't taste right.
It was a birthday present for my friend.”
“The Château Lafon Rochet even grades up pairing it with a delicious Iberian ham. An ideal wine to give as gift.
Rather clear red hue. It has a very strong smell of white roses. A red fairly astringent.”
“This Petit Verdot is very pleasing to the eye. Strong scents of coffee and toffee. A little rough, it may need more time in bottle.
We paired it with a wide range of tapas.
I tasted it with wine enthusiasts.”
“My best friend from Saint-Estèphe recommended it to me .
Red ruby colour with reddish brown edges. Special vainilla aromas. I drank in several day after I first opened it and, even though the days, it tasted good.
I am convinced that any meat will suit.”
“Ruby colour apparently, but it had more intense reflection. Complex scents of chocolate and toffee. It shows a taste of raspberry and strawberry.
A good wine to toast with.
I was lucky enough to try it with a client.”
“A Château Lafon Rochet to be drank among friendly people.
Ruby colour apparently, but it had more intense reflection. Aromas of coffee, toffee. Astringent.
It's better not to pair it and drink it alone.”
“Did not seem well with fish, I would have preferred a vegetable stew. I enjoyed with a good friend .
Ruby colour at first sight, but then it has more intense hues. It had a wonderful aroma of cherry and red fruit. Very light.”