Château Lafon-Rochet 2012

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"The opaque purple-hued 2012 Lafon Rochet reveals plenty of incense, blueberry, black raspberry and spring flower not...

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Stone on the nose and maybe a little moss and hints of grinding coffee beans all embedded fine floral notes and subtle crushed berry fruit.This is ... Read more

Chalk dust, pencil lead, spicy red fruits, wild raspberry with a touch of bramble – nice plush entry, good focus with ripe red fruits, nicely earth... Read more

Like so many Bordeaux wines in this Price Category. Overpayed. A average Year should Be Sold for an average Price. 84 Points. Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Château Lafon-Rochet

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065202,221
4.00 5
05/05/2014

Stone on the nose and maybe a little moss and hints of grinding coffee beans all embedded fine floral notes and subtle crushed berry fruit.This is firing on all cylinders, it's perhaps a touch lean or dilute but fresh with firm but well judged wood tannins, a bit soft on the backend this lacks the focus and snap of the best of the vintage but does show attractive, plump fruit, fine soil driven nuance and fairly big tannins that are ripe and help to flesh out the finish. 89pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065202,221
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 06/20/2010

Chalk dust, pencil lead, spicy red fruits, wild raspberry with a touch of bramble – nice plush entry, good focus with ripe red fruits, nicely earthy mid-palate, tannins build on the back end with layered fruit and mineral notes, tannins are crisp and offer nice bite in the mouth but cut the finish a bit short, very solid though (89-90)


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Snooth User: lacy1790
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2007 10/16/2010

Like so many Bordeaux wines in this Price Category. Overpayed. A average Year should Be Sold for an average Price. 84 Points.


Snooth User: Rodolphe Boulanger
63471,854
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 01/30/2009

Tobacco, horse sweat and leather nose. Tobacco and spice across the palate - really its very spicy. Good midpalate with fine tannins. I really enjoyed this St. Estephe.


External Reviews for Château Lafon-Rochet

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 05/16/2012

Kirsch and dark plum fruit is succulent, and offset nicely by brisk, chalky minerality, which gives a good driven feel to the finish.-J.M. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Lafon Rochet 6000ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 11/14/2013

This wine has richness weight and dark tannins with balanced fruit and a ripe mouthfeel. It s powered by spice and blackberry flavors. - R.V. Wine Enthusiast.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 07/27/2012

This wine has richness, weight and dark tannins, with balanced fruit and a ripe mouthfeel. It's powered by spice and blackberry flavors. - R.V. Wine Enthusiast. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Lafon Rochet 6000ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2010 06/20/2014

Dark ruby-red. Deep pure perfumed aromas of black fruits cured tobacco and black tea. Brawny and a bit chunky on the palate with a minty quality to the black fruit and flint flavors. Finishes with big chewy tannins and a persistent note of cassis. Shows a creamy texture and plenty of palate weight but seems a little unrefined presently. This will need a good eight to ten years in the bottle to harmonize fully and should go on for another 20 after that...Ian D Agata Stephen Tanzers IWC.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2010 06/20/2014

Features 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. -JM Wine Spectator.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2010 03/21/2014

Tasted twice at the UGC and the Château the Lafon-Rochet has a very lifted pure bouquet with tarry blackberry cassis and dark plum all very well defined although needing time to coalesce. The palate has a tarry graphite tinged entry firm slightly coarse tannins but very good definition on the fresh finish. Again just a little disjointed at the moment but the foundations are here for a great wine. Neal Martins Wine Journal.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2010 11/14/2013

Tasted twice at the UGC and the Chbteau the Lafon-Rochet has a very lifted pure bouquet with tarry blackberry cassis and dark plum all very well defined although needing time to coalesce. The palate has a tarry graphite tinged entry firm slightly coarse tannins but very good definition on the fresh finish. Again just a little disjointed at the moment but the foundations are here for a great wine. Neal Martins Wine Journal.


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2008 02/06/2011

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2005 10/14/2011

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2004 05/17/2010

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2003 02/21/2008

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2001 01/01/2013

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2000 05/24/2010

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Winemaker's Notes:

"The opaque purple-hued 2012 Lafon Rochet reveals plenty of incense, blueberry, black raspberry and spring flower notes intermixed with a hint of forest floor. Rich and medium to full-bodied, it is a complete wine from beginning to end. It may tighten up once it’s in bottle, but this wine has 15 or more years of cellaring potential...90-92" WA 4/13

"The opaque purple-hued 2012 Lafon Rochet reveals plenty of incense, blueberry, black raspberry and spring flower notes intermixed with a hint of forest floor. Rich and medium to full-bodied, it is a complete wine from beginning to end. It may tighten up once it’s in bottle, but this wine has 15 or more years of cellaring potential...90-92" WA 4/13

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