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Château Lafon-Rochet Red Bordeaux Blend St. Estèphe 2007

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"A light blackberry nose, quite leafy and with a little greenness. The palate is medium-bodied, lacking a little fruit concentration in the middle with a masculine, foursquare, slightly leafy finish. Lacks some depth and length but develops some freshness on the crisp finish. Tasted April 2008..." -Neil Martin WA

Château Lafon-Rochet:
The origin of the “Rochet” name lies quite obviously in the word “roches”, as in the “rocks” that make up the soil of the Lafon-Rochet domain. Over the course of thousands of years, crumbling rocks from the far-off Massif Central and Pyrenee mountains were ferried by the Dordogne and Garonne rivers, eroded into pebbles and deposited in the limestone subsoil of Saint-Estèphe, creating a lands... Read more
The origin of the “Rochet” name lies quite obviously in the word “roches”, as in the “rocks” that make up the soil of the Lafon-Rochet domain. Over the course of thousands of years, crumbling rocks from the far-off Massif Central and Pyrenee mountains were ferried by the Dordogne and Garonne rivers, eroded into pebbles and deposited in the limestone subsoil of Saint-Estèphe, creating a landscape of gentle, well-drained hills featuring a deep layer of gravel. The Lafon-Rochet domain sits on soil covered by a layer of gravel dating back to the period formerly know as the Quaternary (Günz) and features a mixture of quartz, gritstone, silex, volcanic lydianite, millstone grit, sand and clay. The diverse composition of its gravel layer combined with its excellent natural drainage system make the Lafon-Rochet domain a truly exceptional terroir. With its vast estate of 40 hectares, the Château Lafon-Rochet is one of the great ambassadors of the Saint-Estèphe appellation. Ideally situated between the Lafite-Rothschild and Cos d’Estournel properties, it can proudly boast of its prime location in one of the world’s most prestigious winegrowing neighborhoods. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Château Lafon-Rochet Red Bordeaux Blend St. Estèphe

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.00 5
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
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.


External Reviews for Château Lafon-Rochet Red Bordeaux Blend St. Estèphe

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

(60% cabernet sauvignon, 35% merlot, 3% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot) Bright ruby-red. Pungent, musky aromas of black cherry, licorice and shoe polish lifted by a violet topnote. Juicy and sweet but also firmly built, with decent purity of frui... Stephen Tanzer. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2007 Lafon Rochet 750ml



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"A light blackberry nose, quite leafy and with a little greenness. The palate is medium-bodied, lacking a little fruit concentration in the middle with a masculine, foursquare, slightly leafy finish. Lacks some depth and length but develops some freshness on the crisp finish. Tasted April 2008..." -Neil Martin WA

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